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LinuxWorld: Two OCR Packages for Linux Compared

Mar 04, 2003, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

[ Thanks to Joe Barr for this link. ]

"Linux is everywhere you look, from mainframes to handhelds to servers to desktops. One place where its growth has been something less-than-spectacular is in SOHO (small office/home office) use. Now that full-featured office suites are available for Linux, more SOHOs than ever are beginning to migrate from Windows to Linux. However, SOHO users often require more than just an office suite; they need accounting software for the books and payroll, they need fax capabilities (see Resources for these sorts of things), and sometimes they need something a bit more exotic. Like OCR (Optical Character Recognition), for example.

"In the legal and medical fields, document management is a very big deal. In modern office environments, OCR often plays a key role in solving that problem. Because OCR for Linux is one area I don't hear or read a lot about, I decided to do some digging and see what I could find. This week, I'll tell you about two solutions I found: one from the free-software camp and one proprietary application..."

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