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Correction to Deal with Date Issue after OCR - VB.NET

PDF Extractor SDK sample in VB.NET demonstrating ‘Correction to Deal with Date Issue after OCR’

Program.vb
Imports Bytescout.PDFExtractor

' This example demonstrates the use of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to extract text 
' from scanned PDF documents and raster images.

' To make OCR work you should add the following references to your project:
' "Bytescout.PDFExtractor.dll", "Bytescout.PDFExtractor.OCRExtension.dll".

Class Program

    Friend Shared Sub Main(args As String())

        ' Create Bytescout.PDFExtractor.TextExtractor instance
        Dim extractor As New TextExtractor()
        extractor.RegistrationName = "demo"
        extractor.RegistrationKey = "demo"

        ' Load sample scanned document
        extractor.LoadDocumentFromFile("InvoiceWithNoise.png")

        ' Enable Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
        ' in .Auto mode (SDK automatically checks if needs to use OCR or not)
        extractor.OCRMode = OCRMode.Auto

        ' Set the location of OCR language data files
        extractor.OCRLanguageDataFolder = "c:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF Extractor SDK\ocrdata_best"
        
        ' Set OCR language
        extractor.OCRLanguage = "eng"  ' "eng" for english, "deu" for German, "fra" for French, "spa" for Spanish etc - according to files in "ocrdata" folder
        ' Find more language files at https://github.com/bytescout/ocrdata
        
        ' Set PDF document rendering resolution
        extractor.OCRResolution = 300
        
        ' Add profiles to fix issues with date.
        ' To deal with wrong V in dates you can use a regular expression. The following will replace only V characters which are located between numbers:
        extractor.LoadProfiles("profiles.json")
        extractor.Profiles = "ocr-dateIssue"

        ' Save extracted text to file
        extractor.SaveTextToFile("output.txt")

        ' Cleanup
		extractor.Dispose()

        ' Open output file in default associated application
        System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("output.txt")

    End Sub
    
End Class

profiles.json
{
  "profiles": [
    {
      "ocr-dateIssue": {
        "OCRCorrections.Add()": [ "(\\d)V(\\d)", "$1\\/$2", true ]
      }
    }
  ]
}

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