ABBYY has announced FlexiCapture Engine 10, its data capture and document classification software development kit (SDK). The Moscow-headquartered document recognition and data capture specialist combines optical character recognition (OCR) with imaging and data capture technologies to give developers a chance to create data capture and classification applications.
FlexiCapture Engine 10 integrates data capture technologies for document processing and data extraction from invoices, contracts, forms, etc. It also delivers document classification as well as mobile data capture and export for backend processing.
This product is designed to encourage application developers to create solutions that benefit business processes — specifically, the issue of capturing paper documents and inputting them into the corporate ECM — by automatically extracting metadata from scanned documents, enabling users to classify and name documents in their ECM or DMS systems.
New features of ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine 10 include auto-learning and classification technology that enables developer solutions to "automatically learn and classify" new document types.
There are also updated developer samples in the code sample library. FlexiCapture Engine now features two more code samples including an auto-learning technology demo tool and an image pre-processing sample.
The first sample code allows classifier creation and document definition. The second sample includes a set of image pre-processing tools that allows developers to watch how tools influence recognition quality and select the appropriate image pre-processing technology for the particular document type.