Joaquim Rocha
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OCRFeeder for GNOME’s Google Summer of Code

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    Joaquim Rocha
  • Principal Software Engineering Manager at Microsoft

I have added OCRFeeder to the list of GNOME ideas for this year’s Google Summer of Code.

I wrote some of the ideas that came to my mind at that moment but suggestions are welcome:

  • Support for undo/redo
  • Support for a defined language for documents that also configures the used OCR engine
  • Implement reading order support
  • Improve the generation of ODT files (currently the text is put as text boxes in the generated docs, maybe an option to set it as actual paragraphs would be better)
  • Create a plugins system to process the results
  • Improve the contents detection algorithm
  • Create an assistant-like user mode (like 3 steps to scan and generate a document)

I don’t know if the apps for GNOME’s GSoC should be official modules, something that OCRFeeder is not yet but I think it is an interesting project for GSoC nonetheless. As for mentoring it, I’m taking some weeks off in June and August but maybe I could still do it.

Let’s see how it turns out…