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    So I want to experiment with image manipulation, specifically starting with being able to read text from an image. IE reading black arial text off of a white background. I was wondering what this would be called, and if there are any existing classes to help me out. I'm not really sure what terms I should be googling, so I turn once again to the guys who have helped me from day 1.
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    Terms that come to my mind include "Digital Image Processing" for the overall general subject and "Optical Character Recognition" for the sub-branch that deals with extracting text from the image.
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    I just hit a topic that discussed OCR, however I didn't get far enough along yet to figure out what it meant. Thank you very much sir, I will refine my google searching now. I'll post topics that I find useful later.
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    Good luck! If you create anything exciting, please share it with us!

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    Will do, I've found some pretty promising articles. For now they will remain unread, stupid government internet blocks them. When I get back to my room tonight I will indulge myself in some heavy thinking.
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    Hey guys, with a couple of mouse clicks I found this link. I'm going to try messing with it later tonight, and if anyone has ever used this before feedback would be appreciated. It looks very simple to use, and has a pure Java API so there's no need for interfacing from other sources.

    FAQs: Java OCR API library SDK component control with free trial download and source code can be obtained through licensing
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