Convert scanned pdf to xml with pdf extractor sdk is simple to apply in VB.NET if you use these source codes below. ByteScout Data Extraction Suite is the bundle that includes three SDK tools for data extraction from PDF, scans, images and from spreadsheets: PDF Extractor SDK, Data Extraction SDK, Barcode Reader SDK and you can use it to convert scanned pdf to xml with pdf extractor sdk with VB.NET.
The following code snippet for ByteScout Data Extraction Suite works best when you need to quickly convert scanned pdf to xml with pdf extractor sdk in your VB.NET application. IF you want to implement the functionality, just copy and paste this code for VB.NET below into your code editor with your app, compile and run your application. Complete and detailed tutorials and documentation are available along with installed ByteScout Data Extraction Suite if you’d like to learn more about the topic and the details of the API.
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Imports Bytescout.PDFExtractor ' This example demonstrates the use of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to extract text into xml ' from scanned PDF documents and raster images. ' To make OCR work you should add the following references to your project: ' "Bytescout.PDFExtractor.dll", "Bytescout.PDFExtractor.OCRExtension.dll". Class Program Friend Shared Sub Main(args As String()) ' Create Bytescout.PDFExtractor.XMLExtractor instance Dim extractor As New XMLExtractor() extractor.RegistrationName = "demo" extractor.RegistrationKey = "demo" ' Load sample PDF document extractor.LoadDocumentFromFile("sample_ocr.pdf") ' Enable Optical Character Recognition (OCR) ' in .Auto mode (SDK automatically checks if needs to use OCR or not) extractor.OCRMode = OCRMode.Auto ' Set the location of OCR language data files extractor.OCRLanguageDataFolder = "c:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF Extractor SDK\ocrdata" ' Set OCR language extractor.OCRLanguage = "eng" ' "eng" for english, "deu" for German, "fra" for French, "spa" for Spanish etc - according to files in "ocrdata" folder ' Find more language files at https://github.com/bytescout/ocrdata ' Set PDF document rendering resolution extractor.OCRResolution = 300 ' You can also apply various preprocessing filters ' to improve the recognition on low-quality scans. ' Automatically deskew skewed scans 'extractor.OCRImagePreprocessingFilters.AddDeskew() ' Remove vertical or horizontal lines (sometimes helps to avoid OCR engine's page segmentation errors) 'extractor.OCRImagePreprocessingFilters.AddVerticalLinesRemover() 'extractor.OCRImagePreprocessingFilters.AddHorizontalLinesRemover() ' Repair broken letters 'extractor.OCRImagePreprocessingFilters.AddDilate() ' Remove noise 'extractor.OCRImagePreprocessingFilters.AddMedian() ' Apply Gamma Correction 'extractor.OCRImagePreprocessingFilters.AddGammaCorrection() ' Add Contrast 'extractor.OCRImagePreprocessingFilters.AddContrast(20) ' (!) You can use new OCRAnalyzer class to find an optimal set of image preprocessing ' filters for your specific document. ' See "OCR Analyser" example. ' Save extracted text to file extractor.SaveXMLToFile("output.xml") ' Cleanup extractor.Dispose() ' Open output file in default associated application System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("output.xml") End Sub End Class