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Targemly Graduation Project
Transcript of Targemly Graduation Project
Under supervision of:
Prof. Reda Abd El-Wahab
Dr. Mohammed El-Ramly
Web service was written in:
( PHP and java )
In general the work flow is:
Android development environment ( java )
Tesser-act OCR library
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Who WE are:
Amr Fouad CS-IT 20090219
Eslam Gamal CS-IT 20090041
Mahmoud Gamal CS-IT 20090302
Karim Mostafa IT-DS 20090238
Mohamed Ahmed IT-DS 20090249
Translate text ( Bing API )
Extract text patterns ( emails, websites , dates )
Extract info about keywords
Web service is written in PHP
Upon receiving request using Java-Bridge allows PHP to execute java-written code
OCR depends mainly on lighting conditions some errors may appear like:
Using regular expressions many word patters may be extracted:
Emails : email@example.com
Websites : www.test.com ,fci.cu.edu.eg
Dates in many patterns:
Jan 15 2013
Data base filled with the famous keywords (countries, cities, famous dates, famous people).
MySQL management system used.
Full-Text search used to extract word.
All previous data are packed then it is sent to the client.
JSON is used to serialize data in a way allows developers to act in an OOP way on both client and server side.
Dynamic programming approach was used to fix errors.
The algorithm given a dictionary goes as follow:
Starting with min Error=3.
For each word:
Calculate edit distance.
Minimize with min Error.
If error < 3 return the found word else return the given word.
Edit distance problem is what is the minimum number of steps to convert one string to another.
Allowed steps is to insert or delete or change a letter.
We put threshold 2 characters per word.
Make some image enhancement on the taken photo
Add map features for mentioned placed in text
Improve overall system performance
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What do I do?!!
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Android app (written in java)
Send HTTP request.
Display translated text & information.
Run OCR on the taken picture.
Get a picture.
How to get the picture?
Client Side in details
Display output (cont.)
Access the camera as a hardware not as a service.
Process a frame every time-stamp.
Convert it to bitmap.
Send it to OCR.
Tesser-act library was used.
Originally developed by HP labs and in 2006 Google added some word then was released as open source.
Modified version suitable for Android environment was used called “tess-two”
Detect text regions.
Ignore detected regions out of our region of focus.
Draw translated text in white boxes on top on the camera using canvas.
Parse the information came from the server into their corresponding categories.
Links are shown as hyper links.
Emails can be used by other applications to send mails.
Other translated data will be received with a link to Wikipedia for more information.
imagine someone with a sign he can't read, then he needs fast and easy translation way.
We live in a world that became small and everyone is used to get information in a fast and easy way through technology.
mobile devices became most popular and internet connection became almost everywhere.
develop an mobile application that uses camera to extract and translate text.
take pictures then highlight text area to extract text and translate it.
open camera view then replace text with translated text.
same as word lens with extract information feature.
Release more APIs for developers