I'm trying to write some code to detect the numbers on Bibs for races.
I've been working with MBS' OCR plugin but it's not going as well as I need.
I think the problem is that they are very complicated scenes and not just paper through a scanner.
When complete I'm going to want to automate it so I'll have to add a pattern recognition, eg discard "Chicago", "Exit", but keep "26016". The discard/keep is easy enough, but maybe gives you a sense of complexity of the images.
Has anyone else tried something like this?
Any tips or hints would be greatly appreciated.