OCR implementation in Android

What is OCR?

Optical character recognition, Optical character reader or OCR is the process of reading printed or handwritten text and converting them into machine-encoded text. OCR is mainly used in the field of artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, and computer vision.

So how does it work? In simple words, for a computer, an image is nothing but a collection of pixels. In OCR processing, the image is scanned for light and dark areas to identify each character.  Continue reading

Develop an Android Library – Part 1

What is a Library?

What does a “library” mean in programming world?
“ A library is a precompiled code and resources that can be used in other projects easily “

In Android, mainly two types of libraries are used: JAR and AAR. Continue reading

Exploring Android “Mobile vision API” : Face Detection

Introduction :

We can use “Mobile vision API” to find objects in photos and videos. Currently it supports face detector, barcode reader and text detectors.
In this tutorial, we will learn the basics of face detection concept and how we can implement face detector on Android Applications.

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