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ABBYY Launches FineReader 14

ABBYY has announced FineReader 14, a new version of its flagship desktop software that combines optical character recognition (OCR) with capabilities for working with PDFs and document comparison.

With the new version, business professionals can easily manage and accomplish all kinds of daily tasks, including editing, converting, commenting and comparing documents, with one application.

ABBYY is helping to bridge the gap between paper-based and digital information, providing a tool to streamline document-driven processes, said says Ivan Bodyagin, vice president of the FineReader Product Department at ABBYY, who cited IDC research showing that 65% of organizations are still heavily dependent on paper, requiring greater efforts to transform information for further use.

Key areas of functionality and notable improvements span OCR (optical character recognition) technology; PDF editing and collaboration; cross-format document comparison; and OCR integration into PDF tools.

The new version supports text recognition in more than 190 languages, including some difficult-to-digitize languages such as Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic. It also comes with support for simple math formulas and English phonetic transcriptions.

ABBYY FineReader 14 is available immediately in three editions: Standard, Corporate, and Enterprise. For more information, go to www.abbyy.com/finereader.

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