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Re: Arabic OCR

On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 06:32, Nadim Shaikli wrote:
> --- Mohammed Elzubeir <elzubeir at arabeyes dot org> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 08:54, Nadim Shaikli wrote:
> > > Does anyone know of an Open Source application that is
> > > capable of Arabic OCR (Optical Character Recognition) ?
> > 
> > I am almost sure there is no such thing as an Open Source Arabic OCR.
> > The only people who are involved in such a thing I know of (who have
> > had varying degrees of success) are Sakhr. There are probably others
> > involved -- but such applications require some serious funding,
> > research, equipment, etc. It's like expecting Open Source games to be
> > comparable with multi-million dollar commercial games.
> Would this be an area of interest to anyone to work on (I'm sure
> there are enough AI freaks out there) ?  Given no on-going efforts.

If this is regarded as a less priority project, then yes. I am
interested in AI, neural networks, and image processing. Note this is
interested, not expert.

> I'd be more than happy to supply some pointers and info.

Give me that. Let me see if I can do that.