OCR Integration CLI vs. SDK

Language:
EN
Product-Line:
FineReader Engine
Version:
9.x, 11
Type:
Technology & Features, Comparisons
Category:
Integration
  • Technically the CLI OCR Tool is a code sample that is also provided with the SDK.
  • ABBYY offers its OCR technologies on Linux as Command Line Tool but also as a full SDK.
    The version that ABBYY offers online, has
    • installation routines
    • the options were fully tested
OCR SDK - FineReader Engine Linux CLI OCR
Usage No ready to use application
Coding needed
Ready to use
Integration Real, deep integration into
existing applications
integration on a terminal/script level
Feature set The SDK allows to set up the processing
an recognition parameters
on a very granular level
limited feature set makes it easy to use
Low Level
Access
SDK gives access to internal
OCR processing results
also “live” API
access to the conversion results
“offline” in XML
Distribution
Pricing
Possible to get customized
Runtime licenses
fixed defined feature & volume packages
Trial 60 day 10.000 pages
available after signing a
Trial Software license agreement
read more...
Linux CLI Trial online on www.ocr4Linux.com
Investment initial SDK costs no SDK investment
Available
Operating Systems
Windows, Linux,
OS X
Linux,
Windows CLI Sample part of FineReader Engine

Feature Differences

The table below list some major feature/technical differences between the latest Linux CLI OCR tool and the corresponding SDK FineReader Engine 11 Linux. While the CLI Tool is designed mostly for document conversion, the SDK allows much more granular control for integration and processing.

OCR SDK - FineReader Engine Linux CLI OCR
Bitness 32-Bit & 64-Bit Distributive 64-Bit only
Im & Export File System & RAM only File System
Document Classification new in Version 11 not available
Business Card Reading
new in Version 11
not available
Image Pre-Processing granular control of the parameters via API
recommended for “tricky” images e.g. taken with cameras
packaged in high level parameters
Image Processing Keys
Dictionary API possible to create own dictionaries via API
RAM Dictionaries
no API, externally created dictionary files with ABBYY FineReader (Desktop or SDK) could be used
Field Level / Zonal OCR yes not available
Old Font Recognition for Gothic/Fraktur available on request for the Developer license
project based licensing
available only for larger projects,
please contact ABBYY
Java Integration Java Wrapper of the FRE API available Custom management for JVM - CLI tool communication
Licensing Standalone & Network licensing available Standalone
Distribution
Pricing
Possible to get customized
Runtime licenses
Defined feature & volume packages
PDF/A-1 & PDF/A-2 Export yes yes
PDF/A-3 Export yes,
with the option to access and add attachments
yes,
no attachment support


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