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  1. Recognize celebrities needs better training

    The 'Recognize celebrities' feature of the computer vision API does not recognise photos of very famous people such as Barrack Obama, David Cameron, Wayne Rooney, Sting. It seems like it need a wider pool of training data or at the very least a list of the celebrities that it should be able to recognise.

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  2. OCR not detecting Portuguese very well

    The response I receive from OCR demo page

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    Data e Hora de Em ISSO
    Código de Verificação
    MOYZC008

    1 vote
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  3. Processing Video file through Computer Vision API

    I would like to get example of processing Video (MP4) and get the tagging data back.

    2 votes
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  4. 1 vote
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  7. 1 vote
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Not reading amount prepended with currency symbol(ex: $1.25). It is treating that as whole Image.

    In the scanned bills(Ex: taxi), If the amount is prepended with currency symbol, the following numbers are not read. I assume API is considering the whole number as image, because of that currency symbol.
    For example, from the scanned bills, $1.50 is skipped(not read as text), but 1.50 is read by API.

    Images tried from these Sources

    http://www.receipt-template.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/taxi-receipt.jpg
    https://expensify.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/ereceipt-sample.png
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8012/7587607410_2fde2c1bd8.jpg

    9 votes
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  10. 6 votes
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  11. Computer vision algorithms applied to a video or stream

    Could it be possible to use this algorithm with a video stream instead of single images

    3 votes
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  12. Include OfficeLens technology

    On the Computer Vision APIs – could you think about adding the technology from OfficeLens as API. So an uploaded photo of a whiteboard or receipt, printed page could be processed and then returned cleaned up, rotated correctly, etc.

    https://blogs.office.com/2015/04/02/office-lens-comes-to-iphone-and-android/

    10 votes
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  13. 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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  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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  15. Set image compression as a parameter for "Get thumbnail"

    The thumbnail API is excellent, but ships back a highly compressed image.

    It would be great if compression was a variable I could set. As it stands, it compresses the images too much to be usable for what I'm doing with it.

    Imagine you have a 1024x1024 image and you want a 1024x400 crop.

    Imagine the image is mostly blue sky with a plane flying somewhere in the image.

    The API is pretty good at cropping out all the blue sky and finding the plane. So despite the primary target being thumbnails, acting as an intelligent crop tool works pretty…

    10 votes
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  16. Logo detection

    Is there something on the roadmap for the vision API to include Logo Detection, similar to what Google is offering? https://cloud.google.com/vision/

    8 votes
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  17. Handwriting recognition through vision api

    The ability to recognize the handwritings is needed. For example, the user will write something in their Tablets and my app will convert those into characters automatically while writing.
    It will be helpful for old fashioned guys who don't wan to change their habit but want to be more productive.

    9 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Support data URIs in image APIs (vision/emotion/face)

    For JavaScript clients, there are many circumstances when you want the image as represented in a Canvas to be uploaded to one of the MCS APIs that accept images. The problem right now is that Canvas returns its content in the form of a data URI (RFC 2397), and callers need to convert this to a blob before uploading. It would be convenient if the APIs simply accepted the data URI directly, although it would mean the network payload is larger than need be (because of the base64 encoding.)

    8 votes
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  20. Vision API: Provide an SDK that does image binarization step at the client

    For most computer vision applications, the first step is to remove color information and binarize the input image. We are proposing, to have Microsoft release an SDK (python or javascript or iOS or Android or others) that performs the binarization part at the client. This significantly saves the amount of data transferred to the server. It can reduce the amount of data pushed to server as much as 12x and sill have no impact on recognition quality. In addition, its savings for microsoft in incoming bandwidth and CPU time spent. Its also a win for the clients where they have…

    5 votes
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