Summary: I need a means to sort scanned worksheets, by page number, and by student name, into a folder belonging to each student.
I need to setup a process for easily sorting worksheets completed by students. The basic idea is, I'll collect their work, run it through a feed scanner, which sends me a PDF of all of the pages. I can use ImageMagick or another tool to split the PDFs into separate JPEGs, but from there, need some way to automatically sort the files.
The first sort is to find which student the work belongs to. This either means some very very smart hand-writing recognition software to identify their name, or something like a bubble form they fill out. Names could be too long, so I can assign them a 3-digit number. The JPEGs belonging to that student get placed in a folder with his/her name, e.g. "~/Worksheets/Jane Smith/".
The next sort is to simply determine the page or worksheet number. I can put a barcode or Aztec somewhere, if that is needed, but better is if it can simply look for the page number in a certain area and sort. The worksheet is named and put in the studnet's folder, e.g. if it is page 33, ~/Worksheets/Jane Smith/33.jpeg".
Does anyone have any ideas what tools I can use for scanning the information off the page?