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OCR with mean dataset in VB.NET with ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK

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Tutorial on how to do OCR with mean dataset in VB.NET

Every ByteScout tool contains example VB.NET source codes that you can find here or in the folder with installed ByteScout product. ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK helps with OCR with mean dataset in VB.NET. ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK is the SDK is designed to help developers with pdf tables and pdf data extraction from unstructured documents like pdf, tiff, scans, images, scanned and electronic forms. The library is powered by OCR, computer vision and AI to provide unique functionality like table detection, automatic table structure extraction, data restoration, data restructuring and reconstruction. Supports PDF, TIFF, PNG, JPG images as input and can output CSV, XML, JSON formatted data. Includes full set of utilities like pdf splitter, pdf merger, searchable pdf maker and other utilities.

Fast application programming interfaces of ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK for VB.NET plus the instruction and the VB.NET code below will help you quickly learn OCR with mean dataset. This VB.NET sample code should be copied and pasted into your application’s code editor. Then just compile and run it to see how it works. Use of ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK in VB.NET is also explained in the documentation included along with the product.

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OCRExample.VS2005.vbproj
      
<Project DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProductVersion>8.0.50727</ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{393E826B-A9B3-4E6A-AD48-6C790AFF8283}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <AppDesignerFolder>Properties</AppDesignerFolder> <RootNamespace>OCRExample</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>OCRExample</AssemblyName> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <Optimize>false</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>DEBUG,TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildBinPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.Targets" /> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor, Version=4.0.0.1542, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor.OCRExtension, Version=4.0.0.1542, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> <Compile Include="Program.vb" /> <Compile Include="Properties\AssemblyInfo.vb" /> <Content Include="..\..\sample_ocr.pdf"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> <Link>sample_ocr.pdf</Link> </Content> </ItemGroup> </Project>

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OCRExample.VS2008.vbproj
      
<Project ToolsVersion="3.5" DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProductVersion>8.0.50727</ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{393E826B-A9B3-4E6A-AD48-6C790AFF8283}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <AppDesignerFolder>Properties</AppDesignerFolder> <RootNamespace>OCRExample</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>OCRExample</AssemblyName> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <Optimize>false</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>DEBUG,TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildBinPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.Targets" /> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor, Version=4.0.0.1542, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor.OCRExtension, Version=4.0.0.1542, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> <Compile Include="Program.vb" /> <Compile Include="Properties\AssemblyInfo.vb" /> <Content Include="..\..\sample_ocr.pdf"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> <Link>sample_ocr.pdf</Link> </Content> </ItemGroup> </Project>

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OCRExample.VS2010.vbproj
      
<Project ToolsVersion="4.0" DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{393E826B-A9B3-4E6A-AD48-6C790AFF8283}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <AppDesignerFolder>Properties</AppDesignerFolder> <RootNamespace>OCRExample</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>OCRExample</AssemblyName> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.0</TargetFrameworkVersion> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <Optimize>false</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>DEBUG,TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.Targets" /> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor, Version=4.0.0.1542, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor.OCRExtension, Version=4.0.0.1542, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> <Compile Include="Program.vb" /> <Compile Include="Properties\AssemblyInfo.vb" /> <Content Include="..\..\sample_ocr.pdf"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> <Link>sample_ocr.pdf</Link> </Content> </ItemGroup> </Project>

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OCRExample.VS2012.vbproj
      
<Project ToolsVersion="4.0" DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{393E826B-A9B3-4E6A-AD48-6C790AFF8283}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <AppDesignerFolder>Properties</AppDesignerFolder> <RootNamespace>OCRExample</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>OCRExample</AssemblyName> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.0</TargetFrameworkVersion> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <Optimize>false</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>DEBUG,TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.Targets" /> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor, Version=4.0.0.1542, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor.OCRExtension, Version=4.0.0.1542, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> <Compile Include="Program.vb" /> <Compile Include="Properties\AssemblyInfo.vb" /> <Content Include="..\..\sample_ocr.pdf"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> <Link>sample_ocr.pdf</Link> </Content> </ItemGroup> </Project>

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OCRExample.VS2013.vbproj
      
<Project ToolsVersion="12.0" DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{393E826B-A9B3-4E6A-AD48-6C790AFF8283}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <AppDesignerFolder>Properties</AppDesignerFolder> <RootNamespace>OCRExample</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>OCRExample</AssemblyName> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.5</TargetFrameworkVersion> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <Optimize>false</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>DEBUG,TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.Targets" /> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor, Version=4.0.0.1542, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor.OCRExtension, Version=4.0.0.1542, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> <Compile Include="Program.vb" /> <Compile Include="Properties\AssemblyInfo.vb" /> <Content Include="..\..\sample_ocr.pdf"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> <Link>sample_ocr.pdf</Link> </Content> </ItemGroup> </Project>

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OCRExample.VS2015.vbproj
      
<Project ToolsVersion="14.0" DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{393E826B-A9B3-4E6A-AD48-6C790AFF8283}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <AppDesignerFolder>Properties</AppDesignerFolder> <RootNamespace>OCRExample</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>OCRExample</AssemblyName> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.5</TargetFrameworkVersion> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <Optimize>false</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>DEBUG,TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.Targets" /> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor, Version=4.0.0.1542, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor.OCRExtension, Version=4.0.0.1542, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> <Compile Include="Program.vb" /> <Compile Include="Properties\AssemblyInfo.vb" /> <Content Include="..\..\sample_ocr.pdf"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> <Link>sample_ocr.pdf</Link> </Content> </ItemGroup> </Project>

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Program.vb
      
Imports Bytescout.PDFExtractor ' This example demonstrates the use of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to extract text ' 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.TextExtractor instance Dim extractor As New TextExtractor() 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/tree/master/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.SaveTextToFile("output.txt") ' Cleanup extractor.Dispose() ' Open output file in default associated application System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("output.txt") End Sub End Class

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