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Document Text Recognition / OCR

Would like the specific ability to be able to recognize text in documents, such as PDFs.

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  • Sep 28 2017
  • Not Under Consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? As a user, I want to be able to extract text from documents.
Idea Priority Low
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  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    31 Jan, 2019 01:49am

    Hi Allie, Is the capability for Handwriting/Text Recognition now available within Watson, I see there is NLP/NLU capabilities, wondering if there was a more updated status on this..

    Thanks

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    4 Dec, 2017 05:52pm

    @Wolfgang - I would reach out to the DataCap team to hear about their Cloud plans. Full-document reading is not in our current roadmap. As Shantenu said, we are focused on text within photos someone might take (text should generally be 5% of screen...currently optimized for full English words...)

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    2 Dec, 2017 12:12am

    The new Text Model will not be optimized for documents, but focus on larger text you may find on boxes, street signs etc.

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    1 Dec, 2017 08:09am

    yes, it is in the near roadmap. BTW, I have played with the dark beta and it works pretty well (tested on my pay sheet)...

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    Guest commented
    30 Nov, 2017 01:58pm

    Hello , I would say that it was once a beta feature of the Visual Recognition service .. It still is but has the status of Black Beta (if you don't know it exists , you won't find it !) Any plan to incorporate an OCR capability in VR ?

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    13 Nov, 2017 08:30pm

    Thank you Allie for your swift response.

    I know DataCap and have used it - however I needed a classic
    infrastructure for it - there is nothing to my knowledge that makes a OCR
    service being consumable on the IBM cloud (other than installing DataCap
    on a virtual machine in the IBM cloud).
    In contrast others have already comparable services:

    https://cloud.google.com/vision/

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/computer-vision/

    What about having DataCap Service running and exposing some services in
    the IBM cloud?



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  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    13 Nov, 2017 07:20pm

    Wolfgang, this feature exists in IBM land, just not within Watson Visual Recognition. It is under the "DataCap" team, since it is more doc processing and outside image/video/face detection and recognition.

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    13 Nov, 2017 11:09am

    this is highly demanded from my clients as well. Microsoft and others have this capability already consumable on the cloud.

    Therefore enhance visual recognition with this feature.

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