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Tesseract OCR vs EasyOCR: What are the differences?

Developers describe Tesseract OCR as "Tesseract Open Source OCR Engine". Tesseract was originally developed at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Bristol and at Hewlett-Packard Co, Greeley Colorado between 1985 and 1994, with some more changes made in 1996 to port to Windows, and some C++izing in 1998. In 2005 Tesseract was open sourced by HP. Since 2006 it is developed by Google. On the other hand, EasyOCR is detailed as "Ready-to-use OCR with 40 languages". It is ready-to-use OCR with 40+ languages supported including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai.

Tesseract OCR and EasyOCR can be primarily classified as "Image Analysis API" tools.

Tesseract OCR is an open source tool with 35.5K GitHub stars and 6.59K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Tesseract OCR's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about EasyOCR and Tesseract OCR
Vladyslav Holubiev
Software Enginieer at Shelf · | 1 upvote · 15.6K views

AWS Rekognition has an OCR feature but can recognize only up to 50 words per image, which is a deal-breaker for us. (see my tweet).

Also, we discovered fantastic speed and quality improvements in the 4.x versions of Tesseract. Meanwhile, the quality of AWS Rekognition's OCR remains to be mediocre in comparison.

Worth mentioning that we run Tesseract in AWS Lambda via aws-lambda-tesseract library.

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      Very lightweight library
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        Works best with white background and black text

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      What is EasyOCR?

      It is ready-to-use OCR with 40+ languages supported including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai.

      What is Tesseract OCR?

      Tesseract was originally developed at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Bristol and at Hewlett-Packard Co, Greeley Colorado between 1985 and 1994, with some more changes made in 1996 to port to Windows, and some C++izing in 1998. In 2005 Tesseract was open sourced by HP. Since 2006 it is developed by Google.

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          What are some alternatives to EasyOCR and Tesseract OCR?
          Google Cloud Vision API
          Google Cloud Vision API enables developers to understand the content of an image by encapsulating powerful machine learning models in an easy to use REST API.
          Amazon Rekognition
          Amazon Rekognition is a service that makes it easy to add image analysis to your applications. With Rekognition, you can detect objects, scenes, and faces in images. You can also search and compare faces. Rekognition’s API enables you to quickly add sophisticated deep learning-based visual search and image classification to your applications.
          Tesseract.js
          This library supports over 60 languages, automatic text orientation and script detection, a simple interface for reading paragraph, word, and character bounding boxes. Tesseract.js can run either in a browser and on a server with NodeJS.
          scanR
          scanR is a simple OCR API service that supports 32 languages and can extract text from images or PDF files.
          ZXing
          It is a barcode scanning library for Java, Android. Decode a 1D or 2D barcode from an image on the web.
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