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 39.4K GitHub stars and 7.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Tesseract OCR's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Tesseract OCR?
11 companies reportedly use Tesseract OCR in their tech stacks, including Shelf, all, and The Paperless Project.
48 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Tesseract OCR.
Pros of Tesseract OCR
Very lightweight library
Building training set is easy
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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.