Tesseract Open Source OCR Engine

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.

Tesseract OCR is a tool in the Image Analysis API category of a tech stack.

Tesseract OCR is an open source tool with 26.3K Github Stars and 5.06K Github Forks. Here’s a link to Tesseract OCR's open source repository on Github

Who Uses Tesseract OCR?

6 companies use Tesseract OCR including Shelf, ESCHR, and DLabs.

Why people like Tesseract OCR

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Tesseract OCR.



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Tesseract OCR's alternatives

  • Google Cloud Vision API - Understand the content of an image by encapsulating powerful machine learning models
  • Amazon Rekognition - Image Detection and Recognition Powered by Deep Learning
  • Tesseract.js - Pure JavaScript OCR for 60 Languages
  • scanR - API to detect text in images, built for developers.

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