Inspiration

I was annoyed by having to search for quiz questions that were in the form of an image, and being forced to type out the text

What it does

Turbo Search allows the user to take a screenshot of an image with text in it and extracts the text. That text can then be searched on Google, copied to the clipboard, or saved to a file

How we built it

We used Java for the entire project, including the screenshots, character recognition, and GUI. We also used a Java-wrapped Optical Character Recognition to extract the text

Challenges we ran into

A major setback came when incorporating the trained Optical Character Recognition database

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Creating a fully functioning application within 24 hours

What we learned

How to implement OCR for text extraction, as well as working on smaller parts of a program together as a team

What's next for Turbo Search

Designing and creating a Chrome and Firefox plugin to extend functionality to the web

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