Forms recognition software
Does anybody know any software that can read scanned paper forms (questionnaires) and decipher the information in them. I have about 110,000 forms that I need to extract data from. These forms are scanned as TIFF-files. The forms have alignment-marks that help orientation. I must be able to define names for the different fields on the form and then let the software decipher their content. Most of these fields are simple ticked/not ticked fields, but some of them are handwritten numbers. I would (of course) prefer free software, but low cost commercial SW is also of interest. This is a part of a non-commercial research project. And for those of you who wander, the forms are already scanned and read by a commercial Windows system. But the quality is low and I would like to try this with Linux software.