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  1. Add "regions" to Read Results API

    Please can you add "regions" (array of "lines") to the data returned by the Read API, similar to the OCR API data (eg. regions > lines > words).

    It would be great to also see the following addition to the Read API results:
    - a "text" property in the "region" object

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  2. show OCR alternatives (second guess)

    Capital I, lowercase L, and the one digit all look the same in some fonts, and OCR may return any combination depending on context. In my application, I often know what to expect. My code corrects for that case, but not if a less-obvious error occurs, like an "A" is mistaken for a "4".
    If OCR returned second and third (and …?) possible interpretations, my code could perform the final analysis step and my clients would find the software usable.
    This is make or break for my application.
    (This alternatives option would let the service-consuming programmer deal with regular expressions.)

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  3. OCR does not recognize isolated numbers

    Whenever I send an image like the attached one, I only get the words REV back but not the number 1 that's under it. More unique number shapes like 2, 3, 4, etc. are usually recognized but the number 1 is rarely recognized.

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  4. Improve Documentation for Responses, esp Rate Limits

    We've encountered failure responses on both the Read and Results endpoints that we can find no documentation for...

    - OK: "Running" What do we do with this? Is it costing us?
    - Forbidden with text "Quota exceeded" Includes a recommended try again time in units of milliseconds?
    - TooManyRequests : Includes a recommended try again time in units of seconds?

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  5. Image size limitation, have to adjust image to 50x50 pixels

    Image size limitation should be improved. I have to get images larger than 50x50 pixels to work. This value should set smaller.

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  6. OCR processing of numerical text should not be impaired when detected language is Turkish

    When testing with Turkish text that also includes numerical strings, I have isolated the following anomaly:

    Consider two versions of an otherwise identical image (for informative purposes, the image is a graphic depicting the total number of deaths in Turkey from COVID-19, on a particular date):

    Turkish version:
    TÜRKİYE’DE ÖLÜMLER 1.368

    English version:
    DEATHS IN TURKEY 1.368

    When the image is OCR-processed with the text in English (i.e. with the words: “DEATHS IN TURKEY”), the numeric string is returned correctly as “1.368”.

    However, when the image is OCR-processed with the text in Turkish (i.e. with the words: “TÜRKİYE’DE ÖLÜMLER”), the…

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  7. OCR return wrong text with very low confidence score

    OCR misread letter "l" to "i" and return 0.355 as confidence score. Is this a bug?

    The email part OCR service return as "Email: vi@bimco.org" with confidence score 0.355 while the rest is correct parsing with confidence score always higher than 0.9. I used the same file with different OCR providers and only your service return wrong value.

    I tested the service with different pdf file and sometimes, it parse wrong "f" and "r" as well.

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  8. 2 votes
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  9. Ensure that all pages are returned, even ones that Computer Vision is unable to extract text from.

    If a document consists of pages that contain font of a 'good' size and then some documents (think Terms and Conditions) that contains a lot of small text that can't be interpreted by Computer Vision then it gets excluded from the response.

    The page numbers are returned - so this is useful. But in the case where a 'complicated' page is the last page, this would not be returned, so the number of pages you believe you have would be one less than the number of pages you actually have. Including (at the very least) a JSON segment with:
    {…

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  10. Ensure the OCR File Size

    The German guide says image size for the OCR has to be between 50 x 50 and 4200 x 4200 pixels, with no additional info to file sizes (JPG in my case). However, files larger 3000 x 3000 are rejected in my case. Am I missing something?
    Thanks in advance

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  11. Is it recommendable to perform any pre-processing on images or PDF before using the Read API? OCR

    I suppose noise-reduction and binarization is already done on your side right? Or do I have to pre-process documents and images before feeding them into the API?

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  12. Not Detecting Space Between Middle Initial and Last Name

    We have printed documents with a person's name that includes their middle initial (without a period i.e. JOHN A DOE). Azure OCR usually detects a space between the first name and middle initial but not the middle initial and last name.

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  13. Signature Recognition

    How does one recognize handwritten signature within a PDF or word document ?

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  14. Please, make a support for bulgarian language

    It's not so hard to add Bulgarian language once you have Russian (cyrillic).

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  15. Better support for artistic fonts.

    Artistic fonts like the ones found in comics are really hard to recognize, especially for North East Asian languages.

    Fix that, Google equivalent ocr option handles it a ton better.

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  16. Fractions not recognized --

    Fractions are not being recognized..
    many different combinations and characters attempted. Probably similar to symbols issue. Alternative-- How can I train a model to deal with this? I am previewing Form Recognizer but suspect similar results.

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  17. spanish

    Spanish support for batch processing will be appreciated

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  18. Unable to handle ₹ ( Indian rupee symbol ) converted to 3 while detection

    Currently vision API is not able to handle ₹ (INR) symbol.
    It converts it to 3. So if you want to detect amount ₹ 49, you will get 349 as output.

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  19. Add German Umlaute and ß to the Computer Vision API

    Hello,

    i'm using the handwriting recognition of the Computer Vision API to describe certain german documents. therefore i'm in need of the umlaute aswell as the ß sign. are there any plans on supporting this? sadly the localizable ocr results are not accurate enough.

    Regards

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  20. I want to extract only text.

    ocr api I want to get only the text recognized as a result. What should I do?

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