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Create a System That Detects Text in Images
Akshta Suresh
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Create a System That Detects Text in Images

Use Python and OpenCV to build a system that performs detection of texts in natural scene images.

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Wednesdays
 at
8:30
P.M.
 ET /
5:30
P.M.
PT
8 weeks, 2-3 hours per week
Intermediate
No experience required
No experience required
Some experience required
Degree and experience required

Description

Camera-embedded smartphones dominate the market, and there's an increasing demand from users for advanced image-to-text recognition features. This demand creates many interesting challenges for Software Developers. For example, how can you detect and extract text from an image with low resolution, distortion, lack of illumination? In this Build Project, you will wear the hat of a Signal Processing Engineer and solve some of these challenges using Python and OpenCV. Under the supervision of an experienced Build Fellow, you will develop an image processing system to look at natural scene images and detect any text in it. You will become familiar with industry tools like Python, OpenCV and some Machine Learning. All this will happen in an environment that simulates the operations of a real Signal Processing / Computer Vision Team.

Session timeline

  • Applications open
    June 24, 2024
  • Application deadline
    July 21, 2024
  • Project start date
    Week of July 8, 2024
    Week of
    August 5, 2024
  • Project end date
    Week of

What you will learn

  • Learn how to create work products that are formatted well and presentable in a workplace environment
  • Become familiar with image processing, computer vision and various research methodologies used in the industry
Build Projects are 8-week experiences that operate on a rolling basis. Selected participants engage in weekly live workshops with a Build Fellow and 2-15 other students.

Project workshops

1
Introductions
2
Introduction to Programming:
3
Introduction to Concepts
4
More Programming
5
Initial Implementation
6
Final Implementations
7
Initial Presentation
8
Presentations

Prerequisites

  • Basic/intermediate Python skills: you should be able to import modules, use libraries like numpy and time to get inputs and perform time-related tasks.
  • Ability to extract information from research papers.
  • Basic PowerPoint skills: you should be able to create a slide deck to demonstrate your work to the Project Leader and, in the future, to potential hiring managers.
  • Other prerequisites: before the project starts, you'll need to have Anaconda and Python installed on your computer.

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I am Akshta Suresh, an Electrical Engineering Fellow at Open Avenues and a Training Manager at Building Momentum. Building Momentum is a problem-solving organization that uses the technology of tomorrow to solve problems of today. We work as contractors with various parts of the government to provide training on various state of the art technology starting from designing, 3D printing to drones and SDR technology. At Open Avenues, I am going to run a Build Project for Text Detection in Images using image processing and coding. It'll be a fun and informative project and I look forward to get many students equipped with necessary skills for the industry.

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