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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Visual Recognition
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 30, 2018

OCR API Service

In certain scenarios we require to read text from a screen image. For example, to read data from a scanned image or from a mobile phone image.
Currently we need to use Google's computer vision API for OCR as a service, it would be nice if we have that service implemtned at a competitive price.

I would consume thousands of requests if that was available.

  • Admin
    SABTAIN KHAN
    Nov 3, 2020

    While OCR is a valuable capability, it is not something we currently plan on offering as a separated capability. Today OCR is built into products at IBM such as Watson Discovery, Datacap, and in the future possibly other products/tools. For the time being it is not being considered as an API service.

    Alternatively, you can follow a guide to deploy Tesseract in a docker that can be accessed via an API. Git repo here