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ABBYY OCR & NLP

This site is a source of technical information about ABBYY technologies and toolkits for Optical Character Recognition (OCR), classification, data extraction and advanced language technologies.

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ABBYY ENGINE ACADEMY - NEW TECHNICAL WEBINAR SERIES 2020
Do not miss the opportunity to learn how to efficiently work with ABBYY technology products.
The next webinar regarding the usage of ABBYY FineReader Engine will be conducted on 19 May 2020:

WEBINAR Introduction of different implementation scenarios in ABBYY FineReader Engine Register for the webinar>



Did you miss our previous webinars? You can allways watch the recordings.

How to get started with ABBYY FineReader Engine?Link to the recording >
How to work with images in ABBYY FineReader Engine?Link to the recording >
How to deploy ABBYY FineReader Engine in a container?Link to the recording >
How to integrate Cloud-based OCR into your applications?Link to the recording >
How to transform onboarding experiences with mobile technologies?Link to the recording >

To see all planned ABBYY webinars, please visit the ABBYY webinar webpage >


ABBYY Mobile Capture SDK NEW! ABBYY Mobile Capture - Release 7 available (10.03.2020)
Key enhancements:


OCR SDK icon NEW! ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 for Mac - Release 4 (incl. Update 1) available (07.01.2020)
Key new features:

  • New: Office documents input
  • New: Ready to use data extraction from Machine Readable Zones in ID documents (MRZ)
  • New: 'Compare Documents' functionality
  • Added: OCR and ICR functionality
  • New recognition languages: Georgian, Simple mathematical formulas
  • Improved: Arabic and Korean OCR - with new AI-based algorithms for better recognition accuracy
  • Enhanced: Advanced security of training data used for Text-based classifier training
  • Improved: Layout preservation with new recognition of text columns
  • Enhanced: Product documentation

ABBYY Mobile Capture SDK ABBYY Mobile Capture - Release 6 available (17.12.2019)
Key enhancements:

  • Crop update in video-stream: Huge improvement for Mobile Capture Image Capture capabilities ...more details - Download (Login needed)

OCR SDK icon NEW! ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 for Linux - Release 4 (incl. Update 1) available (16.12.2019)
Key new features:

  • New: 'Compare Documents' functionality
  • Improved: Arabic and Korean OCR - with new AI-based algorithms for better recognition accuracy
  • Enhanced: Advanced security of training data used for Text-based classifier training
  • Improved: Layout preservation with new recognition of text columns
  • Enhanced: Product documentation

OCR SDK icon NEW! ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 for Windows - Release 4 Update 1 available (04.12.2019)
Key new feature:

  • Enhancement of 'Compare Documents' functionality

ABBYY Mobile Capture SDK ABBYY Mobile Capture - Release 5 available (20.11.2019)
Key enhancements:

  • UI component for multipage image capture: Mobile Capture SDK provides an interface to manage the most common options for multipage image capture scenarios, like submission of a set of documents.* ...more details - Download (Login needed)

OCR SDK icon NEW! ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 for Windows - Release 4 available (28.10.2019)
Key new features:

  • New: 'Compare Documents' functionality
  • Improved: Arabic and Korean OCR - with new AI-based algorithms for better recognition accuracy
  • Enhanced: Advanced security of training data used for Text-based classifier training
  • Improved: Layout preservation with new recognition of text columns
  • Enhanced: Product documentation

ABBYY Mobile Web Capture SDK ABBYY Mobile Web Capture - Release 1.6 available (14.10.2019)
Key enhancements:

  • Real-time boundaries detection algorithm enhancements: Mobile Web Capture SDK automatically detects the document boundaries and the ideal time to capture an image best suitable for OCR. This release includes an increased document boundary detection accuracy and the ability to capture documents on low contrast background from video stream.
  • ...more details - Download (Login needed)

OCR SDK icon ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 for Linux - Release 3 available (23.07.2019)
Key new features:

  • New: Recognition of hand-printed text (ICR)
  • New: Recogniton of optical marks (OMR)
  • New: Office documents as new input format
  • New: Ready to use data extraction from Machine Readable Zones in ID documents (MRZ)
  • New recognition languages: Georgian, Simple mathematical formulas
  • Improved recognition of Asian languages due to newly trained Convolusional Neural Network
  • Extended set of tags for Tagged PDF export format
  • Enhanced documentation
  • Java additions
  • ...more details (Linux)Download (Login needed)

ABBYY Mobile Web Capture SDK ABBYY Mobile Web Capture - Release 1 available (18.06.2019)
Key Features:

  • Automatic image capture from web browser
  • Buil-in image pre-processing to capture a document image best suitable for OCR
  • Ready-made UI component for image capture, loading and pre-processing
  • Automatic document boundaries detection
  • ...more details - Download (Login needed)

OCR SDK icon ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 for Windows - Release 3 available (04.06.2019)
Key new features:

  • Office documents as new input format
  • Ready to use data extraction from Machine Readable Zones in ID documents (MRZ)
  • New recognition languages: Georgian, Simple mathematical formulas
  • Improved recognition of Asian languages due to newly trained Convolusional Neural Network
  • Extended set of tags for Tagged PDF export format
  • Enhanced documentation
  • Java additions

ABBYY Mobile Capture ABBYY Mobile Capture - Release 2 available (14.06.2019)
Key features:

  • Read-made UI component for image capture
  • Full support of Business Card Reading from video stream (previously preview mode)
  • ... more detailsDownload (Login needed)

ABBYY Mobile Capture ABBYY Mobile Capture - Release 1 available (25.04.2019)
Key features:

  • Automatic capture of the best-quality image
  • On-device multi-language OCR
  • Customizable data capture
  • Out-of-the-box ID reading and document capture
  • Ready-to-use business card reading
  • ... more detailsDownload (Login needed)

OCR SDK icon ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 - Release 2 available (16.05.2018)
Key new features:


OCR SDK icon ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 for Linux - Release 8 Update 3 available (27.02.2018)
Key new features:

  • Support of multi-threaded solutions using C++.
  • A new code sample ‘Multithreading’ for easy and fast development of a multi-threaded client-server application.
  • ... more detailsDownload (Login needed)

OCR SDK icon ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 for Windows - Release 8 Update 4 available (16.01.2018)
This is a maintenance release containing bug fixes.


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