Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Development

OCR history


Only two short decades ago, data collectors were faced with the question: how to capture data from paper for automatic processing?

Twenty years ago EasyData was already considered the leader in its field. We started our OCR journey in 1999 with TextBridge, which was soon replaced by ABBYY FineReader, the best OCR Engine that time.

From the very beginning EasyData actively cooperates with ABBYY, acting as a distributor of their software products, as well as providing technical support to users.

We will be glad to support you with all types of ABBYY technology.

OCR development


More recently, many manufacturers have invested large amounts of time and money to achieve the best results in converting text to a usable digital format with the best results on OCR text recognition.

There are many optical recognition technologies on the market today. There is even an open source OCR Engine with pretty acceptable results.

We have wondered many times: how to achieve a balanced price / quality ratio for our projects? After many years of development and realizing customer projects, EasyData has found the perfect solution. We present an alternative OCR technology.

OCR practice

For two decades the EasyData OCR knowledge has been used for various OCR solutions. From newspapers that require 99 percent accuracy to invoice reading, where 100 percent OCR accuracy is required. Based on smart business tools, we are able to fulfill most of our customers’ OCR needs. But we do not stop there. Our goal is to transform innovative technologies into ordinary services that everyone can use. The scanned product brochure below shows the results of EasyData OCR compared to another OCR Engine.

EasyData OCR

Horse vs. Automobile
BEFORE you discard your horse ahd buy an autoit is well to think of the cost.
Figure how much you spend for harness and then think of what new tires amount to.
Figure up what it takes to feed-Dobbin in a year and then think of gasoline, repairs and storage charges.
Dobbin is worth what you paid for him two years ago, where’s the man with an auto that can say the same? Come in and get a new harness instead of a new car and remember that Dobbin will take you through snow and mud as well as on good roads and that his carburetor i is never out of order.

Ed. Klein
732 Massachusetts Street

Other OCR

Horse vs. Automobile
BEFORE you oil card your horse arid buy an auto it » well to think of the cos*. 1
Figure how much you spend for hat nets and then think of what new tires amount to.
Figure up what it takes to feed-Dobbin in a year and then think of gasoline, repairs and storage charges.
Dobbin is worth what you paid for him two years ago, where’s the man with an auto that can say the same? Come in and get a new harness instead of a new car and remember that Dobbin will take you through snow and mud as well as on good roads and that his carburetor i is never out of order.

Ed. Klein
732 Massachusetts Street

The quality of OCR can be improved by intelligent image enhancement algorithms provided by EasyData. With our Cloud-based OCR solution, you can use
a variety of configurations. Our OCR specialists will help you to start your OCR project and will control the quality of text recognition throughout the project.

OCR alternative

Everybody knows that converting millions of documents into third-party commercial products is an extremely costly task.

 Our goal was to create a high quality and fast text OCR Engine. And we did it. Our processing station easily processes 5 million pages from an image file to a recognized PDF/A document within 24 hours.

 This speed is interesting for more than just data extraction. Processing large volumes in a short time gives the user or analyst the best fundamental capabilities for machine learning and data analysis. We can also connect machine learning algorithms to OCR results for data extraction.

Tell us about your project, and we will find the best solution for you.

Everybody knows that converting millions of documents into third-party commercial products is an extremely costly task.

Our goal was to create a high quality and fast text OCR Engine. And we did it. Our processing station easily processes 5 million pages from an image file to a recognized PDF/A document within 24 hours.

OCR and beyond

EasyData OCR is a smart, fast and inexpensive technology with good recognition quality. Today’s OCR technologies are used not only in the field of text recognition, they are directly related to data analysis and machine learning. The world of OCR technology has changed dramatically.

As part of our clients’ projects, EasyData processes millions of documents online, extracting project-specific data from them. The next logical step is to analyze the data based on the extracted content. For this reason, we use OCR when processing images.

Today, documents are increasingly being created immediately in digital form, which eliminates the need for any kind of OCR technology. It is for such documents that we created PDFCommunicator. The perfect solution for a smart office!

Our speed is interesting for more than just data extraction. Processing large volumes in a short time gives the user or analyst the best fundamental capabilities for machine learning and data analysis. 

Tell us about your project, and we find the best solution for you.

Bring OCR to the future

Our OCR specialists receive requests for handwriting recognition from time to time. “ICR” stands for Intelligent Character Recognition, which implies a different approach to recognition, i.e. handwritten text is always unique and cannot be cached by font type and size.

We were able to get great results with machine learning. EasyData can recognize handwritten characters in documents and automatically make them accessible for digital interpretation.

OCR in the Cloud

Using OCR over the Internet you don’t need to configure expensive technical equipment. It is a secure and scalable solution that attaches to Microsoft Azure, NextCloud, or whatever platform you prefer to use. EasyData OCR service can be considered as the most flexible and efficient SaaS OCR solution on the market today.

We offer users a stable Cloud-based OCR solution up until machine learning models. Advanced OCR technology at your doorstep.