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New OCR SDK for Windows

Document recognition and capture specialist ABBYY has launched FineReader Engine 10 for Windows, an SDK designed to recognize documents in key Western languages up to 92 percent faster than the company's own previous version.

FineReader Engine 10 is built with an enhanced algorithm for document structure and formatting reconstruction. There is also a new API is based on an intuitive task-specific approach to offer a set of predefined profiles for the most popular recognition tasks such as document conversion for archiving, document conversion for content reuse and barcode recognition. The company says that FineReader Engine SDK gives developers and integrators the tools they require to integrate a variety of recognition technologies into their applications.

ABBYY says its recognition platform delivers OCR, intelligent character recognition (ICR), barcode, checkmark, field-level/zonal recognition and PDF conversion for transforming scanned documents and images into searchable and editable text files -- all with language support covering 198 languages for OCR and 113 languages for ICR.

"The true challenge is not just to speed up OCR processing but, at the same time, to keep up the highest level of accuracy customers expect from OCR technology," said Andrey Isaev, director of technology products department at ABBYY. "FineReader Engine 10 represents an ideal balance between those two basic criteria."

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