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- - By Shaun (****) [gb] Date 2012-10-26 18:36
Hi,

does anyone have experience with scanning games?

I am not worried about diagrams just the text, I am trying to minimise the manual corrections.

I was wondering if anyone has recomendations.

Thanks

Shaun
Parent - - By Morpheus (****) [pl] Date 2012-10-26 19:27
Hi,
Try to use good OCR program , F.E. ABBYY FineReader 11

http://www.finereader.pl/

nice day,
S
Parent - - By Shaun (****) [gb] Date 2012-10-27 21:50
Thanks...

I am currently using FineReader 6 (came with my scanner) - I just wondered if any OCR was better than any other for chess, or if any OCR software can be 'trained' to recognise the stlye of input.

Shaun
Parent - By Morpheus (****) [pl] Date 2012-11-06 22:18
Send me one paper that you scan, I will try to help You. How many papers do You have now?

nice day
S
Parent - - By RubiksChess (**) [us] Date 2012-11-05 21:13
Are you talking about scanning game scoresheets?
Parent - - By Shaun (****) [gb] Date 2012-11-06 08:25
I have a load* of A4 sheets with games from a tournament, I asked if I could have the games electronically but they are not available.  I need to enter the games manually or scan - just trying to automate as much as possible.

I have played with a trial Abbyy 11, even getting it to learn by importing pgn games as a language but I still get corrections that 'do not help'. Currently I think it would be similar effort to enter manually.

People must have scanned from books etc so I was wondering if anyone has recommendations for the best method/tools to use.

* approx 24 sheets x 13
Parent - - By RubiksChess (**) [us] Date 2012-11-06 09:38
This sounds difficult. Most of the OCR I've ever used involved the recognition of printed, not handwritten text.
Parent - - By Shaun (****) [gb] Date 2012-11-06 12:13
Sorry I did not make it clear - it is typed. I am not happy that they will not provide the pgns - given we already paid £26 for the printed versions.

Shaun
Parent - By RubiksChess (**) [us] Date 2012-11-06 12:33
That is pretty unfriendly of them.
Parent - By irulats (****) [ie] Date 2012-11-06 22:04

> given we already paid £26 for the printed versions.
>


I feel your pain! :smile:
Parent - By Arpine [am] Date 2016-08-24 13:23 Edited 2016-08-25 13:11
Hi Shaun, this app can perfectlly serve you.

Chessfimee allows to scan chessboards using OCR(optical character recognition) technology. You can use your phone camera to take a photo of a chess diagram from books, papers, even LCD screens(PDFs, other sources) or you can use photos from your phone gallery then scan and analyse the position(using stockfish chess engine). Also you can share the chess position (FEN) with other chess applications.

An iOS version will be coming soon. Good luck!
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