Lightroom: Use OCR to find text in images to automatically add keywords

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It would be nice if Lightroom could scan the images and run them through an optical character recognition library to then add the words found as keywords. It would like require a review by the user, but still would be faster than manually adding the keywords.
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Bryn Forbes

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Out of curiosity, where would this text be coming from in the first place?

In other words, would you include a note pad in the shot, or text would come from street signs or party banners..

Previously annotated exports..?

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Bryn Forbes

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I was thinking street signs, store signs, boat names, airplane tail numbers and airline names, etc.
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James Rickert

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This would be very handy for organizing players on sport teams or bib numbers for racers.
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Maik Voigt

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request that as well
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The Any Vision plugin recognizes text in photos and adds it to a custom metadata field. It uses Google's Cloud Vision services and its OCR in photos is pretty good.
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Maik Voigt

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Yea tried it....but only adds Meta to the file...not usable for keyword in the library
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John R. Ellis, Champion

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"not usable for keyword in the library"

How would you like that to work?  Should it add a keyword to photo for each word recognized in the photo?   A concrete example could help me understand better...
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Maik Voigt

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Yes...using this for airplane spotting ...airline and registration...can I contact you via a social channel somewhere?
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See the Support section of the plugin Web page for contact info, thanks.