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Old 02-15-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
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OCR (Optical character recognition) run automatic on new files in folder


Is it possible to run OCR on new .pdf- and image-files in a spesifc folder on the server? Today the schools in the region was presented a tool that do exactly this, but of course this only runs on windows.
 
Old 02-15-2011, 10:55 AM   #2
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Sure. Just combine any cronjob (regular intervals) or inotify-based tools (on demand) like 'incron' with a script that checks the file is no longer written to (SCP, file copying, FTP?) and runs the actual OCR commands.
 
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You could also use this:

http://watchocr.com/
 
  


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