ABBYY launches new version of Recognition Server
Version 3.5 offers a new scanning station, OCR for Arabic and improved document analysis
Theale, UK (11 September 2012) — ABBYY® Europe, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, linguistic technologies and services, today announced the release of ABBYY Recognition Server 3.5, an intelligent server-based software for automating document conversion and indexing processes across an organisation. The new release features the latest ABBYY innovations in the area of optical character recognition (OCR) technology, extending the broad set of recognition languages by powerful Arabic OCR and delivering enhanced scanning functionality together with higher accuracy of document analysis.
ABBYY Recognition Server converts large volumes of paper documents or images into fully searchable electronic text formats such as PDF, PDF/A or other formats suitable for document archiving, e-discovery, enterprise search and other important business processes. Designed to streamline document processing in organisations, the product encompasses all the essential parts of the document capture process: scanning, recognition, document separation, classification, indexing and delivery. It enables automated, unattended document processing which can be accessed remotely from multiple points within the organisation, while being managed centrally. The solution can also connect with a variety of back-end systems, such as Document Management Systems and third-party applications via Scripts, XML tickets, a Web-service API, or a COM-based API.
One of the key technology innovations of Recognition Server 3.5 includes the Arabic OCR — a result of several years of research and adjustment. In spite of technical challenges typically associated with the Arabic writing system the software can now process Arabic texts with highly accurate recognition results, extending the already rich set of more than 190 recognition languages and offering document processing to a whole new group of corporate customers and government organisations.
ABBYY Recognition Server 3.5 also delivers enhanced customisation capabilities. The new Scanning Station with scripting support now allows administrators to adjust and automate scanning processes by creating user-specific processing scenarios, such as placing scanned pages in the correct order after duplex scanning, auto-split of large-size pages, simultaneous saving of pages to different destinations, and more. Enhanced scenario for automatic processing of document images sent to the system by e-mail allows preserving the initial e-mail subject or specifying a custom one – a crucial functionality for business processes where e-mail subject lines define further processing steps.
Based on the newest OCR technology, the solution delivers up to 17% higher accuracy in detecting blocks and up to 33% higher accuracy in detecting table elements during document analysis, as such improving the overall recognition results.*
To better serve customers in different countries user interface languages in Portuguese (Brazil) and Czech were added, increasing the total number of available user interface languages to nine.
ABBYY Recognition Server 3.5 is available worldwide through various ABBYY sales channels. For detailed product information or product demonstration, please contact your local ABBYY office or visit http://www.abbyy.com/recognition_server.
* According to ABBYY internal testing.
About ABBYY UK Ltd.
ABBYY UK is a member of the ABBYY Group and supports sales and marketing activities in Western Europe. ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services. Its products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools. ABBYY offers Professional Services to help customers implementing business solutions based on ABBYY’s products. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY solutions to automate time- and labour-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects such as those of Australian Taxation Office, Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and Montgomery County Government of the USA. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, KnowledgeLake, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world’s top manufacturers such as Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Cyprus, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.ABBYY.com.