Do you have in mind to create a mobile application for translation? What about incorporating Yunmai OCR SDK to read the text on the picture taken with a mobile device and then display the translation to your users?
Optical character recognition (OCR) extracts text from images and saves you the time of having to retype text. OCR has come a long way since its inception in the early 1990s. The technology today recognizes characters more accurately and recognizes them in a variety of languages. In addition, the best OCR applications can now use an image of a document taken with a cell phone or tablet, read it and make it searchable.
The most significant and time-saving attribute of OCR software is how accurately it extract the text.
By using our Mobile OCR SDK, your application can read the text from jpeg and png images. The accuracy depends on the conditions the picture was taken; if the image is too skewed, too dark or too blurry, the results of the Optical Character Recognition will be impacted.
Then with the text extracted in hand, you can provide the translation with your own dictionaries or use online APIs for translation (Example: Microsoft Bing Translator API).
It can helps the user to translate text from a language he is not familiar with, typically translating a Chinese text into his own language without the difficulty of typing Chinese characters.
Typical use of the Mobile OCR SDK:
Make your capture or load picture process
Make modification on the image like rotation, cropping, enhancement, deskew (or use our own libraries)
Send the image obtained to the OCR Engine by giving the raw image and parameters like the language recognition
Retrieve the text result (and the position of characters recognized in the picture if you need it)
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is the technology that can extract text from images. The images can be pictures taken from your mobile device or scanned copies of paper document.
The recognition rate of modern OCR SDK is reaching more than 90% for well formatted printed fonts. The problems encountered are mostly due to bad image: the image is too skewed, too dark or blurry, or a combination of this problems.
Some engines are dedicated to certain type of languages: most European languages are based on Latin alphabet which limits the difficulty of number of characters. (~25/30 letters + accentuation).
Chinese language on the other hand comports more than ten thousands of characters in both traditional and simplified. Some big OCR companies, like ABBYY, I.R.I.S and Google included some Chinese Character Recognition but the results are not on part with their European language recognition.
Yunmai Technology is a Chinese company dedicated in OCR SDK: we have developed Documents, Business Card, ID Card and Banking Card recognition SDK. Our performance handling Chinese Characters is over 95%.
We are also developing Mobile and PC applications:
Docs Matter – Mobile Scanner
BizCards Matter – Business Card Reader
If you want to develop your own application using our Chinese OCR Engine, please contact one of our sale representative by email (email@example.com).
Docs Matter’s main feature is to scan the document you have, and use the built-in OCR engine to retrieve text from document. You are able to find any document you need by entering few keywords, even more, you can export it to searchable PDF and share it with your co-workers or friends.
Yunmai Technology – December 19th, 2014 – Docs Matter is a new intuitive application which provides you a better way to manage your documents on the go, and never need to worry about missing files any more.
The reason that makes Docs Matter better than common document management application is that Docs Matter has an OCR engine within. The OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology allows you to retrieve the text from your document. Docs Matter can recognize documents in 14 different languages (European Languages + Chinese Traditional/Simplified) with a high accuracy rate.
In order to reduce the time to review the OCR results, we added a new function: Character Suggestion. Whenever a character has been recognized with a low accuracy rate, Docs Matter will recommend a list of 5 characters for you to replace inside the document.
Export to searchable PDF: export your document to double layer PDF, the recognition result are included within the picture of your document, so that you keep the original document layout and also include the text that have been recognized.
Share your documents by Email, social networks, or upload them to your Cloud Storage. In the meantime, you can also keep them synchronized with our cloud, so you don’t have to worry about losing your documents.
You can find Docs Matter on Google Play for your Android devices.
Yunmai Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in 2002. Our line of products includes Document Recognition, Business Card Recognition, ID & Driving licenses Recognition, Bank Card Recognition. We also have developed our own Instant Messenger technology. Our products are available on a large variety of platforms including PC, iOS and Android.