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Technology & Features

Features OCR

Optical Character Recognition consists of multiple different processing steps:
- Open & Load
- Image Preprocessing
- Document/Layout Analysis
- Character Recognition
- Verification
- Export

To get high quality results the different operations have to work seamlessly together. On the following pages you will find more details about the features and options in ABBYY's OCR technology:

More: OCR & PDF Features


ABBYY SDKs and solutions solve very different “information access” problems. Here a short selection how the different features are used.

Technology Timeline

  • ABBYY introduced the core OCR technology to the market in back in 1993. The FineReader brand enabled computers to “read” text from images and is now well known worldwide.
  • The data capture technology under the FormReader/FlexiCapture brand allow to generated highly structured data from forms and semi-structured documents.
  • ABBYY brings its technologies to the market in different “flavors”. So they work perfectly for different user groups and usage scenarios. Almost all core technologies are available as
    • SDK for developers, software houses and enterprises so that they could enhance their product and systems
    • Solutions that are available through a value-adding reseller channel
    • Applications so that our professional users can increase their productivity with ABBYY's innovations
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