ocr: Tesseract OCR

Description Usage Arguments Details References See Also Examples

View source: R/ocr.R

Description

Extract text from an image. Requires that you have training data for the language you are reading. Works best for images with high contrast, little noise and horizontal text. See tesseract wiki and our package vignette for image preprocessing tips.

Usage

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ocr(image, engine = tesseract("eng"), HOCR = FALSE)

ocr_data(image, engine = tesseract("eng"))

Arguments

image

file path, url, or raw vector to image (png, tiff, jpeg, etc)

engine

a tesseract engine created with tesseract(). Alternatively a language string which will be passed to tesseract().

HOCR

if TRUE return results as HOCR xml instead of plain text

Details

The ocr() function returns plain text by default, or hOCR text if hOCR is set to TRUE. The ocr_data() function returns a data frame with a confidence rate and bounding box for each word in the text.

References

Tesseract: Improving Quality

See Also

Other tesseract: tesseract_download, tesseract

Examples

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# Simple example
text <- ocr("https://jeroen.github.io/images/testocr.png")
cat(text)

xml <- ocr("https://jeroen.github.io/images/testocr.png", HOCR = TRUE)
cat(xml)

df <- ocr_data("https://jeroen.github.io/images/testocr.png")
print(df)


# Full roundtrip test: render PDF to image and OCR it back to text
curl::curl_download("https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/R-intro.pdf", "R-intro.pdf")
orig <- pdftools::pdf_text("R-intro.pdf")[1]

# Render pdf to png image
img_file <- pdftools::pdf_convert("R-intro.pdf", format = 'tiff', pages = 1, dpi = 400)

# Extract text from png image
text <- ocr(img_file)
unlink(img_file)
cat(text)


engine <- tesseract(options = list(tessedit_char_whitelist = "0123456789"))

ropensci/tesseract documentation built on Nov. 2, 2018, 3:48 a.m.