Experimental app for optical character recognition on Android. (Add Google Glass support)
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This is a modification to support Google Glass.

See [blog entry] (http://timingblog.brooklynmarathon.com/2014/03/google-glass-and-ocr-optical-character.html)

Many thanks to Robert Theis see https://github.com/rmtheis/android-ocr for an android ocr application and the people at Word Lens for their help!!!

We've added Google Glass support and NYC Taxi License Plate Lookup support to the original OCR android application.

For the source, see https://github.com/fedex1/android-ocr (open source) Requires NDK.

To install the application, download this http://odata-provider-1.compute-engine-1.appspot.com/static/GlassDriveLookup.based.on.OCRTest.apk and use "adb install"

This a generic application that can translate anything you look at with Google Glass into anything via a Google Drive Lookup or any database lookup.

For example, Look at a New York City Cab License Plate and you will see the owner name.

An experimental app for Android that performs optical character recognition (OCR) on images captured using the device camera.

Runs the Tesseract 3.03 OCR engine using a fork of Tesseract Tools for Android.

Most of the code making up the core structure of this project has been adapted from the ZXing Barcode Scanner. Along with Tesseract-OCR and Tesseract Tools for Android (tesseract-android-tools), several open source projects have been used in this project, including leptonica, google-api-translate-java, microsoft-translator-java-api, and jtar.


Installing the APK

The APK is available for download to an Android device from Android Market here.


This project is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0

 * Copyright 2011 Robert Theis
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One of the jar files in the android/libs directory (google-api-translate-java-0.98-mod2.jar) is licensed under the GNU Lesser GPL.