January 10, 2011

Mobile As A Lens On The World: Word Lens instant translation

Mobile allows us to have a lens on the world. Word lens lets you translate cothes tags, menus, any written text on the fly, using your cameraphone, as this video shows:

 

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This is such a cool software idea! I also wanted to mention that anyone looking for a standard free online OCR service may want to look into the free OCR Software offered by Ricoh Innovations. Upload a document and try it at: https://beta.rii.ricoh.com/betalabs/content/document-conversion

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