ByteScout Text Recognition SDK – VB.NET – Image Preprocessing Filters

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ByteScout Text Recognition SDK – VB.NET – Image Preprocessing Filters


Imports Bytescout.TextRecognition

Module Module1

    Sub Main()

        Dim inputDocument As String = ".\skewed.png"
        Dim outputDocument As String = ".\result.txt"

        ' Create and activate TextRecognizer instance
        Using textRecognizer As TextRecognizer = New TextRecognizer("demo", "demo")

                ' Load document (image or PDF)

                ' Set location of "tessdata" folder containing language data files
                textRecognizer.OCRLanguageDataFolder = "c:\Program Files\ByteScout Text Recognition SDK\tessdata\"

                ' Set OCR language.
                ' "eng" for english, "deu" for German, "fra" for French, "spa" for Spanish etc - according to files in "tessdata" folder
                ' Find more language files at
                textRecognizer.OCRLanguage = "eng"

                ' Add deskew filter that automatically rotates the image to make the text horizontal.
                ' Note, it analyzes the left edge of scanned text. Any dark artifacts may prevent 
                ' the correct angle detection.

                ' Other filters that may be useful to improve recognition
                ' (note, the filters are applied in the order they were added):

                ' Improve image contrast.

                ' Apply gamma correction.

                ' Apply median filter. Helps to remove noise.

                ' Apply dilate filter. Helps to cure symbols erosion.

                ' Lines removers. Removing borders of some tables may improve the recognition.

                ' Recognize text from all pages and save it to file

                ' Open the result file in default associated application (for demo purposes)

            Catch exception As Exception


            End Try

        End Using

    End Sub

End Module

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