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ABBYY Releases OCR Service for Windows 8 Interface
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ABBYY, a Milpitas, Calif.-based provider of document recognition, data capture, and optical character recognition software and services, announced last week the release of FineReader Touch, an OCR app designed for the Windows 8 touch-centric user interface.
FineReader Touch provides text recognition and document conversion via ABBYY FineReader Online, a cloud-based service that aims to give users the ability to convert image scans of documents into searchable file formats such as Microsoft Word, text files, and more.
According to the company, the online OCR service supports text recognition in 42 languages, including multilingual documents. The cloud service can input image files and output searchable text files using popular file-sharing services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft SkyDrive as well as the drive local to the Windows 8 OS. The online service can reproduce a document's original formatting attributes (e.g., headings, bullets, numbered lists, columns, tables and images) and document layout, noted company officials.
The new Windows app with OCR capability in ABBYY FineReader Touch can be downloaded from the Windows Store and installed at no cost. The application offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model that charges for the actual number of pages processed. Each registered user receives a bonus of 20 pages of free conversion.
San Francisco-based attorney Sean Doherty is LTN's technology editor.