Text recognition (OCR) with Jitter and opencv?


    Mar 22 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Hi folks!
    Do you know if there is a possibility to extract text from live cameras? Optical character recognition (or text recognition) with openCV, maybe cv.jit?
    Thank you very much for any tips you may have! ygr

    • Mar 23 2014 | 6:36 pm
      Possible? Well... you know... :)
      Probable? Not likely. Getting jitter to recognize certain blobs as characters would be possible - but to do that with a screen full of characters of varying shapes and font styles, all positioned at random - in real time? I just don't see it happening on this platform.
      Maybe there is something that could be done in java? You might also consider a separate application that can stream the OCR results via your network and use OSC in Max to grab the data in real time.
      Good luck with your project.
    • Mar 25 2014 | 4:45 am
      I would agree with Metamax: I don't think this is achievable with CV tools on real-time video. You could try running Tesseract or similar, grabbing/saving frames with Jitter and do OCR via command-line?
    • Apr 01 2014 | 8:10 am
      Thank you, guys! Yeap I guess I am stuck with other programs which I don't have a clue about.
      I found this and hopefully it will do the job: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjdu8SjEtG0