Update: So, now I have the east text detector integrated into the "text detection" opencv filter ( PR pending). It finds regions of text in an image or video feed. It cuts, crops and rotates the detected regions of the image. The cropped image thenis sent through the tesseract service to perform OCR. Tesseract returns the text for each cropped image. It's starting to really come together. one fish.. fwo fish... red fish... blue fish.
I've been working on porting over the text detection opencv example to MRL.. This is a preview of the work in progress.