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Thread: How Possible it is...

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    to make a program that will scan a curriculumn vitae or any document (resume, profile, etc. etc.) using an ordinary scanner, and after scanning... all informations from that document will be automatically saved to the database.

    and what are the needs for this.

    Thanks!!!

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    Does the "ordinary scanner" produce an image of the scanned page?
    There are programs that will scan images and extract text.
    The "automatically saved to db" part would take some programming to organize the text that was scanned.

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    Default Re: How Possible it is...

    Text recognition of hand-written text is still considered an "Open area of research". There are some programs out there which somewhat work on hand-written text, but I wouldn't trust their output without any human verification (which somewhat defeats the purpose). Recognizing typed text on the other hand is much easier.

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    Thanks Sir Norms and Helloworld =)

    yes sir Norms the ordinary scanner produces the image from the scanned page. For example, im scanning my resume and after scanning, a program will read all the information and will save it directly to the database.

    How hard is that to make a program like that one.

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    Default Re: How Possible it is...

    Quote Originally Posted by javarum View Post
    How hard is that to make a program like that one.
    It's not exactly trivial. What you're looking for is called OCR, and google is your friend.

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    How hard is that to make a program like that one.
    Very hard.

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    OCR? and what OCR stands for sir? =)

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    oh i see Optical Character Recognition.... thanks for all! ^_^

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