count letters in image file

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Scott on 6 Dec 2014
Commented: Image Analyst on 6 Dec 2014
i would like to count the number of letters present in an image which contains a bunch of lines of text. i know that somehow, i have to look at each individual pixel and see when the pixel value changes from 0 to 1 (black to white) and then increment a count.
but because different letters look so different from one another, i am really not sure of the algorithm to use here.
any suggestions?

Answers (1)

Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 6 Dec 2014
Simple blob analysis is difficult because some letters are composed of multiple blobs, like i and j. So you need to recognize the letters. Try this:
Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 6 Dec 2014
OK. Good luck. Writing your own OCR can be challenging, but good luck with it.

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