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  1. Train the vision api for Automatic Number License Plate Plate Recognition (ANPR)

    Current API Vision don't do well with license plantes. This capability will enable lots of scenarios, for example: Customer segmentation in highways, customized parking Customer Experience, etc

    121 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Text Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  Winona Azure responded

    Thank you for your request. After looking into it, we have decided not to pursue this feature at this time.

  2. Add the ability to get localized language support for image description with Vision API

    In order to allow a broader use of the service, it would be great to have the ability to specify the language in which we want to get the image description via Vision API.

    49 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Language Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Under Review  ·  Raymond responded

    We are researching options to bring this capability to Computer Vision.

  3. Support PDF input in OCR function

    As stated in the title, I'd like to see the OCR function support PDF files. The only supported formats right now are images like JPG, PNG, etc.

    44 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Text Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow Computer Vision API to be used locally without a internet connection

    I'd like to be able to use Computer Vision in the event my app doesn't have a internet connection. A on-premise or on-client solution.

    27 votes
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    3 comments  ·  On-Premises Solution  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Detect 2D-Barcodes in Imges

    Add a Feature to detect 2d-barcodes in images.
    Like QR-Codes, Aztec-Codes
    Maybe a kind of Tag to request

    23 votes
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    Under Review  ·  2 comments  ·  Object Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Returns location of objects on the image (people, tree, car's, etc.)

    Computer Vision API returns recognized objects locations on the image, what is the pixel location/rectangle.
    Would be of huge use!

    22 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Object Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Improve OCR to detect 7-segment display

    The OCR does not detect 7-segment LCD displays that many devices have. It would be a game changer if it worked with this as there are many practical use cases.

    20 votes
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    Under Review  ·  7 comments  ·  Text Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. RecognizeText(Printed) is not recognizing the pound symbol (£)

    I have many cases of pictures of texts where one can find a pound sign (£) but the sign is NEVER correctly recognized by Azure Cognitive Services RecognizeText API, as far as I tested. Other symbols, like the dollar sign ($) for example, are identified without problems.

    I made tests with print screens of texts containing £, since these should be easy for the OCR tool to convert, and again the pound sign is not correctly identified (it becomes an f, a 2, a 1, a $ etc).

    I am suspecting that the pound sign is not included in the…

    18 votes
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    Completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Text Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Provide a way to run the computer vision api on our own server

    Looking for a way to run an instance of the computer vision API on our own servers

    18 votes
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    0 comments  ·  On-Premises Solution  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Add OCR confidence to v1.0/ocr API

    Other OCR platforms provide OCR confidence sometimes per character and sometimes per word.

    The confidence meaning how likely the result is to match the input image, for very poorly scanned documents where noise is a problem this can cause the current API to return incorrect text frequently with no programmatic way to detect if the result should be trusted or sent to a user for verification.

    Having this as an optional query parameter on the API would be helpful, perhaps confidencePerWord=true and confidencePerCharacter=true

    16 votes
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    0 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Extract table data from image with table structure

    The main purpose of this idea is to take the table structure out of the image when the user selects a part of the image.

    16 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Text Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Increase file size limit from 4MB

    Could we have the API File size limit increased? currently we work with a lot of imagery with high resolution images that average ~8MB.

    Can the Size limit be increased

    16 votes
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    Under Review  ·  4 comments  ·  Service Limits  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Add ability detect checkboxes or radio buttons to OCR and Handwritten text

    I've successfully been able to use vision to extract handwritten text out of fixed forms by knowing the coordinates of each form field. However many of my forms have checkboxes and/or radio buttons that the users will be filling in with pen. It doesn't seem that vision has a way to detect this type of content.

    15 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Text Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Single Character recognition

    All I'm trying to recognize is single letters. Such as S, M, L, XL and so forth. Why is Microsoft's OCR unable to recognize these characters?

    14 votes
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    Started  ·  5 comments  ·  Text Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Quality setting on smart thumbnail generation

    I would like to be able to control the quality of jpg output from the "generate a thumbnail" API

    I want to use the generated thumbnails on mobile with the smart crop option as it prevents crops which just centre a image and often chop the subjects in the photos head off but the returned quality of the jpg is by far much lower than would I would like to use within a app (which has a high DPI)

    I guess a 0-100 quality setting which jpgs often provide would be great

    14 votes
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    Under Review  ·  11 comments  ·  Thumbnail Generation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 12 votes
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    1 comment  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Provide OCR for Machine Readable Zone

    Right Now, OCR can't detect MRZ on documents like photo Id or passport. Get this information is a 'must' for many applications that need to verify legal documents

    12 votes
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    Started  ·  1 comment  ·  Text Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Is it possible to recognize bar code inside an image ?

    Recognize text and bar codes as well !!!!

    11 votes
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    Under Review  ·  0 comments  ·  Text Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Compare two images and return confidence and heatmap of difference areas

    You have two images like tax forms. Compare the two images. Return a confidence they are the same. Return a set of cords for the image where the primary differences occur. PDF as well as jpg and bmp support would be nice.

    10 votes
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    Under Review  ·  2 comments  ·  Image Analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. recognize a barcode or shipping label tracking code for any shipping vendor, and provide a link to the most likely vendor

    Every shipping company and manufacturer chooses a different barcode that supports their needs, but they are not interchangeable, which is by design for automation, but we need to read all the barcodes and categorize them because we cant train our users to figure out which one to scan.

    10 votes
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    Under Review  ·  0 comments  ·  Text Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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