A Product for Arabic Optical Character Recognition

CFP: #33 Round: 6
Unversity/Faculty: Cairo University Project Type: PDP Company: The Engineering Company for Digital Systems Development
ITAC Fund: EGP 1,162,797 Start Date: 1/1/2010 End Date: 12/1/2012

Project Output:

OCR (Optical character recognition) is the mechanical or electronic translation of scanned images into machine-encoded text. It is widely used to convert books and documents into electronic files, to computerize a record-keeping system in an office, or to publish the text on a website. OCR makes it possible to edit the text, search for a word or phrase, etc.

This system is capable of giving the best results with lowest error rates. All this is accompanied with a very efficient and easy to use application.

Project KPIs:

  • Contracting with international company to create the xml metadata and convert incoming images into text ready for search.
  • RDI –OCR system will be launched soon as a web service.