Overview OCR & PDF NLP, Linguistic & Semantic Comparisons Scenarios/Tasks Technology Cycles OS

SDKs by Technology Life-cycle

Ongoing Technology Improvements @ ABBYY

ABBYY develops OCR & recognition technologies for almost 20 years - and we will not stop! This hard work results in many new technology cycles.

ABBYY follows its key principles

  • High Quality Recognition
  • Stability
  • Compatibility
  • Innovation

The following sections give an overview of the features and improvements that were made in the different technology cycles:

OCR & Data Capture

    • October 2013: FineReader Engine (Win, Linux, Mac)
    • August 2015: FlexiCapture Engine
    • FineReader Engine Windows - September 2010
    • FineReader Engine Linux - April 2013
    • October 2008: FineReader Engine Win
    • April 2010: FineReader Engine Linux

All the features are available in the different Windows SDK versions - FineReader Engine on Linux, OS X and BSD might have a slightly reduced feature set. Details can be found here: Comparisons

The following toolkits and technologies are out of maintenance and sales

    • September 2005: FineReader Engine Windows
    • January 2007: FineReader Engine Linux & OS X
    • July 2004: FineReader Engine Windows
    • August 2002: FineReader Engine Windows
    • May 2001: FineReader Engine Windows

Mobile OCR

When ABBYY started to provide OCR technologies for mobile systems, the dominant OS was Symbian. Over the last years the mobile landscape has changed several times, the latest mobile OCR technologies are maintained for Android and iOS.

Mobile Imaging

ABBYY's document imaging technology was brought to the market in June 2012 . It is available for iOS and Android.

Linguistic SDKs

ABBYY has its technology roots in linguistic technologies and dictionary software.

  • Before the ABBYY Retrieval and Morphology Engine 4.0 (ARME) was available as an toolkit in Europe from 2002 - 2006.