Today you are going to learn how to PDF OCR (optical character recognition) in VBScript. ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK was made to help with PDF OCR (optical character recognition) in VBScript. ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK is the SDK that helps developers to extract data from unstructured documents, pdf, images, scanned and electronic forms. Includes AI functions like automatic table detection, automatic table extraction and restructuring, text recognition and text restoration from pdf and scanned documents. Includes PDF to CSV, PDF to XML, PDF to JSON, PDF to searchable PDF functions as well as methods for low level data extraction.
Fast application programming interfaces of ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK for VBScript plus the instruction and the VBScript code below will help you quickly learn PDF OCR (optical character recognition). In order to implement this functionality, you should copy and paste code below into your app using code editor. Then compile and run your application. Further enhancement of the code will make it more vigorous.
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' This example demonstrates the use of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to extract text ' from scanned PDF documents and raster images. ' Create TextExtractor object Set extractor = CreateObject("Bytescout.PDFExtractor.TextExtractor") extractor.RegistrationName = "demo" extractor.RegistrationKey = "demo" ' Load sample PDF document extractor.LoadDocumentFromFile("..\..\sample_ocr.pdf") ' Enable Optical Character Recognition (OCR) extractor.OCRMode = 1 ' OCRMode.Auto = 1 ' Set the location of OCR language data files extractor.OCRLanguageDataFolder = "c:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF Extractor SDK\ocrdata" ' Set OCR language ' "eng" for english, "deu" for German, "fra" for French, "spa" for Spanish etc - according to files in "ocrdata" folder. extractor.OCRLanguage = "eng" ' 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. ' But they significantly hit the performance, so do not enable them by default. ' 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") WScript.Echo "Extracted text saved as 'output.txt'." Set extractor = Nothing