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Alternatives to Tesseract OCR

TensorFlow, OpenCV, Google Cloud Vision API, Amazon Rekognition, and Tesseract.js are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Tesseract OCR.
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What is Tesseract OCR and what are its top alternatives?

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 38.9K GitHub stars and 7.1K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Tesseract OCR's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Tesseract OCR

  • TensorFlow

    TensorFlow

    TensorFlow is an open source software library for numerical computation using data flow graphs. Nodes in the graph represent mathematical operations, while the graph edges represent the multidimensional data arrays (tensors) communicated between them. The flexible architecture allows you to deploy computation to one or more CPUs or GPUs in a desktop, server, or mobile device with a single API. ...

  • OpenCV

    OpenCV

    OpenCV was designed for computational efficiency and with a strong focus on real-time applications. Written in optimized C/C++, the library can take advantage of multi-core processing. Enabled with OpenCL, it can take advantage of the hardware acceleration of the underlying heterogeneous compute platform. ...

  • Google Cloud Vision API

    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

    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鈥檚 API enables you to quickly add sophisticated deep learning-based visual search and image classification to your applications. ...

  • Tesseract.js

    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. ...

  • EasyOCR

    EasyOCR

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

  • scanR

    scanR

    scanR is a simple OCR API service that supports 32 languages and can extract text from images or PDF files. ...

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Why we built an open source, distributed training framework for TensorFlow , Keras , and PyTorch:

At Uber, we apply deep learning across our business; from self-driving research to trip forecasting and fraud prevention, deep learning enables our engineers and data scientists to create better experiences for our users.

TensorFlow has become a preferred deep learning library at Uber for a variety of reasons. To start, the framework is one of the most widely used open source frameworks for deep learning, which makes it easy to onboard new users. It also combines high performance with an ability to tinker with low-level model details鈥攆or instance, we can use both high-level APIs, such as Keras, and implement our own custom operators using NVIDIA鈥檚 CUDA toolkit.

Uber has introduced Michelangelo (https://eng.uber.com/michelangelo/), an internal ML-as-a-service platform that democratizes machine learning and makes it easy to build and deploy these systems at scale. In this article, we pull back the curtain on Horovod, an open source component of Michelangelo鈥檚 deep learning toolkit which makes it easier to start鈥攁nd speed up鈥攄istributed deep learning projects with TensorFlow:

https://eng.uber.com/horovod/

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