Cuneiform – OCR system

Cuneiform is a multi-language, open source optical character recognition system originally developed by Cognitive Technologies. This software package also performs layout analysis and text format recognition. CuneiForm for Linux does not have a graphical interface component, but graphical user interfaces have been developed.

CuneiForm preserves the structure of the document and its formatting. The program recognizes the table of any structure and complexity, including without displaying the lines of the grid.

The results of the program can be edited in Office applications, text editors, and save in popular formats, to conduct full-text searches.

Features include:

  • Uses the OmniFont system.
  • Recognized by any printed fonts: books, newspapers, magazines, prints from the laser and dot matrix printers, typewriters, texts.
  • Recognition mode optimized for text printed with a dot matrix printer.
  • Recognition mode optimized for text that has been faxed in 200×100 DPI.
  • Output formats: HTML, hocr (hOCR HTML format), Native (Cuneiform’s own format), rtf, smarttext, and text.
  • To improve the quality of recognition, Cuneiform performs a dictionary check.
  • Internationalization support: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Croatian, Hungarin, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portugese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

Developer: Cognitive Technologies
License: BSD License

Cuneiform is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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