Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Optical Character Recognition With Google Docs

Google Docs is testing a biggie.....the ability to perform OCR of an image. All you have to do is upload a high-res image (JPG, GIF, or PNG) that is less than 10MB  and the Google Docs OCR technology extracts the text from the image. Currently it is slow, frequently reports errors and is buggy. If they can get this worked out, its going to be extremely popular since there are very few free OCRs on the market. I will definitely take advance of this since I have a ton of scanned journal articles that I couldn't find .pdf files of.