TensorFlow for text extraction?

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Hi, I've just finished a basic tutorial on TensorFlow and Keras with MNIST dataset. Now I wonder whether it is possible to apply similar techniques to written letters recognition, or even whole words? Can you advise where to start?


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I honestly don't know whether it is the best technique(1), but I'm sure its possible. You can start by just trying with one of these datasets:

As for words, I suppose that is a matter of separating a word into letters by image processing. Found these datasets: https://www.quora.com/Computer-Vision-Which-are-some-standard-datasets-for-handwritten-word-image-recognition

If you manage to work it out, you could maybe create a project page and share your knowledge? : )

(1) I don't know much about OCR, I just found https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_character_recognition#Techniques Maybe its fun to compare a neural network to k-nearest-neighbour? It seems kNN will involve image processing though...

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