Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Multimedia and Commons/Transcription gadget for images with text

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  • Problem: Any text in an image should be transcribed into the description, to make items discoverable
  • Who would benefit: Anyone searching commons and people trying to extract info from photographs
  • Proposed solution: Gadget to run image through ocr and insert text
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: :JarrahTree (talk) 10:59, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Voting[edit]

  • Support Support Tom Ja (talk) 23:37, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Abzeronow (talk) 05:05, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Fabiorahamim (talk) 07:05, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Gnangarra (talk) 09:19, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:27, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 12:03, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:39, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support HLHJ (talk) 06:05, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Juandev (talk) 11:21, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support — Draceane talkcontrib. 17:02, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Support mainly if the plan is to do this for non-Latin scripts as well. Joalbertine (talk) 17:27, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
    @Joalbertine: If we were to use the Google OCR service, then these languages would be supported — lots of (but not all) non-latin scripts. Sam Wilson 06:08, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
    OMG We must make this happen! --Joalbertine (talk) 09:03, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Vulphere 12:11, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support β16 - (talk) 15:54, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Sadads (talk) 22:24, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Novak Watchmen (talk) 13:35, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support I guess we need to implement tools to
    • facilitate people tagging which images have text (AI and/or OCR can be used to pre-guess for a person, person confirms)
    • facilitate people transcribing (computer asks people what language is it; OCR provides an initial version of the text for a person to proofread)
    • facilitate people translating these transcriptions to different languages Gryllida 07:16, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Olea (talk) 12:03, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Gideoraielgave (talk) 17:22, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Filipović Zoran (talk) 19:29, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support - FlightTime (open channel) 21:48, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support A garbage person (talk) 17:19, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Daniel Case (talk) 23:11, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Kpjas (talk) 10:37, 29 November 2018 (UTC)