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Google proposes OCR feature. I love it

Google now proposes an experimental service to convert text scanned in image format (JPG, PNG or GIF format).

OCR is a very useful functionality on a day to day basis (especially at work) because even if everything is digitalized, we still have printed version, example to contract), and when we need to do a new document, based on a printed one, OCR is needed.

I like this feature which is a good example of google added value.

They have google docs, they develop OCR for google books ( and also for search engine that convert pdf in html), and they just propose it as a simple service for us.

To try it, it’s here http://googlecodesamples.com/docs/php/ocr.php


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