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ABBYY Introduces FineReader Engine 12

ABBYY, a provider of content intelligence services, has announced the launch of ABBYY FineReader Engine 12, a next-generation software development kit (SDK) that allows businesses to integrate text recognition, PDF conversion, and data capture functionalities into software applications running in the cloud, on premises or virtual machines.

FineReader Engine 12 is used by software companies, system integrators, and enterprises to broaden the spectrum of software applications and services they offer using modern cloud platforms like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. Virtual environments, such as VMware Workstation and ESXi, Docker Containers and Oracle VM VirtualBox, are supported as well.

This version of the SDK also offers improved OCR of the Japanese language and introduces Farsi as a new recognition language, and also provides enhanced layout reconstruction, which is especially important for working with financial documents. The new classification module employs machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) in order to classify documents with precision, down to the smallest detail. These features, as well as the new output formats like PDF 2.0, PDF/UA, and HTML 5, will allow customers to increase the quality of their solutions or even offer new services and address new markets, the company says.

ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 addresses the increasing demand for applications using OCR and data capture on virtual machines or in the cloud, said Dr. Rainer Pausch, senior director of global product marketing of SDKs at ABBYY. This version of the SDK gives organizations the freedom to build software that works best for their business goals and enter new markets by taking advantage of the advanced features and over 200 recognition languages, Pausch added.

The SDK provides applications with text recognition, PDF conversion, and data capture functionalities, for converting scans into searchable PDF, PDF/A, Word or Excel documents, and accessing data on photos, screenshots, industrial displays, or car instrument panels and infotainment systems. Using the toolkit, applications are able to convert TIFF libraries into PDF, PDF/A, Word or other formats and accurately extract field values.

ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 for Windows is available worldwide now. The Linux and Mac versions will be released in June and July 2018, respectively. 

For more information, go to www.abbyy.com/ocr-sdk.

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