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Setup Time!

What operating system are you on?

Linux

You’re set, see next section

Mac OS X

Works mostly like Linux for our purposes, see next section.

However, you will need to have homebrew or macports on your system to be able to install tesseract from homebrew or with macports.

In case of problems, install VirtualBox and Ubuntu 18.04 inside.

Windows 7

Please install VirtualBox and Ubuntu 18.04 inside

Windows 10

Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

  1. Open PowerShell as Administrator and run:
     Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
    

    :information_source: Needs reboot!

  2. Press ‘Windows’-Key
  3. Type ‘Microsoft Store’
  4. Start Microsoft Store
  5. Search for ‘Ubuntu’
  6. In category ‘Apps’ select ‘Ubuntu 18.04 LTS’
  7. Select ‘Download/Herunterladen’
  8. Dialog ‘Geräteübergreifend verwenden’ a) Select ‘Nein, danke’
  9. Installation finished! -> Start
     Installing, this may take a few minutes...
     Please create a default UNIX user account. ...
     Enter new UNIX username: ocrd
     Enter new UNIX password: dhd2019
     Retype new UNIX password: dhd2019
     passwd: password updated successfully
     [...]
     ocrd@hostname:~$
    
  10. Done

Link: https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/windows/wsl/install-win10

Installation OCR-D Stack

Python

# Update package list
user@hostname:~$sudo apt-get update
[...]
Reading package lists... Done
# Install Python3
user@hostname:~$sudo apt-get install python3 python3-dev python3-virtualenv build-essential
[...]
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 'Enter'
[...]
user@hostname:~$

Setup a virtualenv

:information_source: Setting up virtual environment will take a while!

# Setup virtual environment.
user@hostname:~$python3 -m virtualenv ~/env-ocrd --python=python3
Already using interpreter /usr/bin/python3
Using base prefix '/usr'
New python executable in /home/ocrd/env-ocrd/bin/python3
Also creating executable in /home/ocrd/env-ocrd/bin/python
Installing setuptools, pkg_resources, pip, wheel...done
user@hostname:~$

Activate virtualenv

user@hostname:~$source ~/env-ocrd/bin/activate
(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$

Install ocrd core Software

:information_source: Setting up ocrd core software will take a while!

(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$pip install ocrd==1.0.0b6
Collecting ocrd==1.0.0b5
  Downloading https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/cd/e4/9f56fe9971e04e2e97d6ad27457d6a1c17d798de9c15fd3030f194beca24/ocrd-0.15.2-py3-none-any.whl (138kB)
   100% |████████████████████████████████| 143kB 3.0MB/s
[...]
Successfully installed Deprecated-1.2.0 Flask-1.0.2 Jinja2-2.10 MarkupSafe-1.1.1 Pillow-5.4.1 Werkzeug-0.14.1 attrs-19.1.0 bagit-1.7.0 bagit-profile-1.3.0 certifi-2019.3.9 chardet-3.0.4 click-7.0 idna-2.8 itsdangerous-1.1.0 jsonschema-3.0.1 lxml-4.3.2 numpy-1.16.2 ocrd-0.15.2 opencv-python-4.0.0.21 pyrsistent-0.14.11 pyyaml-5.1 requests-2.21.0 six-1.12.0 urllib3-1.24.1 wrapt-1.11.1
(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$

Test Installation

(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$ocrd --version
ocrd, version 1.0.0b6

Install OCR-D Modules

ocrd_ocropy

(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$pip install ocrd_ocropy
Collecting ocrd_ocropy
[...]
Successfully installed cycler-0.10.0 imageio-2.5.0 kiwisolver-1.0.1 matplotlib-3.0.3 ocrd-fork-ocropy-1.4.0a3 ocrd-ocropy-0.0.1a1 pyparsing-2.3.1 python-dateutil-2.8.0
(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$
Test Installation
(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$ocrd-ocropy-segment --help
Usage: ocrd-ocropy-segment [OPTIONS]                                                                                                                   Options:
  -V, --version                   Show version
  -l, --log-level [OFF|ERROR|WARN|INFO|DEBUG|TRACE]
                                  Log level
  -J, --dump-json                 Dump tool description as JSON and exit
  -p, --parameter PATH
  -g, --page-id TEXT              ID(s) of the pages to process
  -O, --output-file-grp TEXT      File group(s) used as output.
  -I, --input-file-grp TEXT       File group(s) used as input.
  -w, --working-dir TEXT          Working Directory
  -m, --mets TEXT                 METS URL to validate
  --help                          Show this message and exit.

ocrd_kraken

(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$pip install ocrd_kraken
Collecting ocrd_kraken
[...]
Successfully installed kraken-0.9.16 ocrd-kraken-0.1.0 regex-2019.3.12
(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$
Test Installation
(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$ocrd-kraken-binarize --help
Usage: ocrd-kraken-binarize [OPTIONS]

Options:
-V, --version                   Show version
-l, --log-level [OFF|ERROR|WARN|INFO|DEBUG|TRACE]  Log level
-J, --dump-json                 Dump tool description as JSON and exit
-p, --parameter PATH
-g, --page-id TEXT              ID(s) of the pages to process
-O, --output-file-grp TEXT      File group(s) used as output.
-I, --input-file-grp TEXT       File group(s) used as input.
-w, --working-dir TEXT          Working Directory
-m, --mets TEXT                 METS URL to validate
--help                          Show this message and exit.
(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$

ocrd_tesserocr

# Install tesseract
(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$sudo apt-get install libtesseract-dev tesseract-ocr
[...]
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 'Enter'
[...]
(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$

:information_source: Setting up virtual environment will take a while!

(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$pip install ocrd_tesserocr
Collecting ocrd_tesserocr
[...]
Successfully installed kraken-0.9.16 ocrd-kraken-0.1.0 regex-2019.3.12
(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$
Test Installation
(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$ocrd-tesserocr-recognize --help
Usage: ocrd-tesserocr-recognize [OPTIONS]
Options:
-V, --version                   Show version
-l, --log-level [OFF|ERROR|WARN|INFO|DEBUG|TRACE]
                                Log level
-J, --dump-json                 Dump tool description as JSON and exit
-p, --parameter PATH
-g, --page-id TEXT              ID(s) of the pages to process
-O, --output-file-grp TEXT      File group(s) used as output.
-I, --input-file-grp TEXT       File group(s) used as input.
-w, --working-dir TEXT          Working Directory
-m, --mets TEXT                 METS URL to validate
--help                          Show this message and exit.
(env-ocrd) user@hostname:~$

Install Transkribus

To use Transkribus a registration with Transkribus is necessary. Follow the Register and Installation Guide on: https://transkribus.eu/Transkribus/. In this case it is cited here in the following passage.

Register at the website

Download Transkribus from the website

Install PAGE Viewer

PAGE Viewer allows you to view a PAGE file together with the image.

Download the appropriate version for your OS from the PRIMA Labs Website

Yay :fireworks: :tada:

:fireworks: :tada:

If all steps were successful you are well prepared for the workshop.

If not don’t hesitate to contact us via gitter.