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Text Detection and Extraction in Python using OpenCV

By Devansh Manish Parikh

This project will help to detect and extract text from any image. This project is built in Python language using OpenCV.

In this project, I have created a Python program that will help to detect and extract text from any image. This Python project uses two important tools. One is OpenCV which is a python library commonly used for computer vision applications and another one is Tesseract-OCR is a system software used for optical character recognition.

OpenCV is a library that is used to develop real-time computer vision applications. OpenCV mainly focuses on image processing, video capture, and analysis including features like face detection, object detection, and many more. By using it, one can process images and videos to identify objects, faces, the handwriting of a human, etc.

Tesseract is an optical character recognition (OCR) tool for Python. In this project, it is used to recognize and read the text embedded in images.

Advantages of this project:

1) Detect text from any image on its own.

2) Extract text on its own and automatically creates a new file that contains the extracted text.

Some points to be noted before going through this project:

1) OpenCV library must be correctly installed in your system

2) Tesseract system software must be correctly installed and its system path must be mentioned in your Python program.

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