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  1. I was wondering what relations are between Tesseract and OCRopus?

    Is OCRopus a wrapper of Tesseract? Or are they now developing independently?

  2. What are some advantages of one over the other?

Thanks and regards!

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The only intra-relationship between the two OCR tools was that prior to v0.4 of OCRopus, it used Tesseract as its character recognition tool via a plugin.

OCRopus has since replaced Tesseract with its own engine primarily for future capabilities such as additional languages and handwriting tools. However you still have the option of using Tesseract.

OCRopus is a full GUI based application.

Tesseract itself is a backend-engine - various front-end GUIs use Tesseracts' capabilities. Thus you cannot directly compare the two.

The last major release of OCRopus was March 2010 - but it does have major plans for a future v0.5.

In terms of activity - Google are reporting high developer activity for Tesseract whereas OCRopus is slower with a medium rating.

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Thanks! Do you mean OCRopus is now also a backend engine, and therefore the two has become comparable? – Tim Jul 30 '11 at 22:44
OCRopus now has its own backend engine - but the whole GUI + engine is called OCRopus. Tesseract is just a backend engine. – fossfreedom Jul 30 '11 at 22:48
Thanks! How can I find out "Google are reporting high developer activity for Tesseract whereas OCRopus is slower with a medium rating"? – Tim Jul 30 '11 at 23:07
click on the links in my reply - look top left. Activity is reported there. – fossfreedom Jul 30 '11 at 23:08

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