[ic] IC related form scanning for data entry
nest_consulting at yahoo.ca
Wed Nov 30 13:27:41 EST 2005
> interchange-users-bounces at icdevgroup.org wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I'm trying to find a way to use a scanner to scan a pile of sheets
> > containing data that needs to be put into my stores DBs.
> > Each sheet would have coordinates and rows of boxes, some
> marked with
> > a black dot.
> > It is almost the same as a school exam answer sheet with
> rows of boxes
> > where we simply mark/darken the desired box with a pencil.
> I want to
> > do something like as if I wanted to automate the exam
> corrections, and
> > send the data into mysql DBs.
> > I know how to input the data in the DB, I just don't know
> what to use
> > to get the data off the sheets! Any suggestions would be greatly
> > appreciated.
> > Thanks in advance
> > Martin H.
> This, while interesting, is not IC related. You'd have better
> luck at an OCR forum, esp one with and API like I believe LEAD has:
>At any rate, any good OCR and a perl script to parse the data should
work, but any solution won't be 100% accurate. You
>may want to use "zone detection", two zones being for registration, and
the rest for answers, then use imagemagik to see >whats going on with
the pixels (if that's possible) to determine what's filled in and what's
not. I wouldn't leave it to >recognition of text and numbers though, too
> Paul Jordan
> Tel 626 285 7609
> Fax Toll Free 866 401 2657
> paul at gishnetwork.com
Ok thank you Paul
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