Testing Google Vision for weather data rescue

As AWS Textract looks promising as a tool for data rescue, it’s worth trying Google Vision in the same way.

I tested Google Vision on sample images from several different documents containing weather observations we need to transcribe. All were somewhat successful, though the level of success varied:

As the systemproduced reasonable results on the Ben Nevis project sample, it was possible to run Google Vision against the OCR-weatherrescue transcription benchmark:

Results are qualitatively similar to those from AWS Textract.

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