What is OCR?
Optical Character Recognition
OCR is short for Optical Character Recognition. With this digital technique a computer can read letters, numbers and punctuation marks from an image. Let’s say you scan a historical document, your computer stores it as an image. OCR software creates editable text. This makes it very easy to search the text; useful when you wish to create a large database.
The unique thing about our OCR software is the so-called preprocessing. By using various filters, we can optimize the scanned “images” until they have the quality you are looking for. Our software will process it into an editable text. Our specially developed software is so advanced that it can OCR Frakturschrift or Gothic letter without any problems. This is a breakthrough in the OCR market, of which we are very proud!
How does OCR work?
Optical Character Recognition is about scanning software that recognizes patterns. The scanned textdocument is recognized by the software as an image, after which it can recognize letters, numbers, and punctuation at pixel level. These pixels form words that are now digitized; creating an searchable digital document. Thanks to our unique software, historical books can now be scanned and made digitally accessible.