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What is OCR (Optical Character Recognition)?

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Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a visual recognition process that turns printed or written text into an electronic character-based file. A document that is scanned by using a scanner and then saved as PDF document provides the basis for which the OCR software can interpret each character image on the PDF and assign it an electronic character-based file, that can then be entered into an editable format (such as a Text or Word document).

Given the proliferation of a scan-to-PDF technology available today, Investintech's OCR solutions focus only on the conversion of already created scanned PDF documents. The quality of the result obtained through the OCR conversion process will largely depend on the quality of the scanned image itself and the clarity of the characters on that image.

The OCR technology that is embedded in Investintech's OCR-enabled products is licensed from Nuance, Inc., a global leader in OCR-based technologies.

This article refers to Able2Extract and Able2Extract Professional.

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