OCR-IT Featured as an Exhibitor Sponsor at Apttus Accelerate 2015

OCR-IT Featured as an Exhibitor Sponsor at Apttus Accelerate 2015

Fremont, CA, 2015 – OCR-IT, a provider of world-class OCR technology for document processing and automation solutions, is being featured as an exhibitor sponsor at Apttus Accelerate 2015, being held at the prestigious Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco from April 7–10, 2015. OCR-IT is exhibiting its highly accurate optical character recognition (OCR) technology, services, and software. Its OCR technology is capable of recognizing 190 different languages and is available for organizations who are either looking to migrate to Apttus or are existing Apttus clients. For organizations interested in migrating to Apttus, OCR-IT is showcasing its high-volume OCR services, which help clients migrate large, existing libraries of contracts, agreements, and other legal documents to the digital world of Apttus.  OCR-IT prepares and provides documents optimized specifically for Apttus ecosystem. “With our high-volume OCR services, our clients are able to convert huge volumes of faxes, images, and other unsearchable documents and agreements into highly compressed, searchable PDFs that retain the documents’ original look and feel. This gives our clients the ability to extract and analyze the specific content and data contained within them,” said Ilya Evdokimov, the lead architect behind OCR-IT. “This service has been saving our customers tremendous amounts of resources and money, which they previously needed to manually manage these large volumes of unstructured information.” For legal organizations that are already Apttus customers, OCR-IT offers a simple solution to convert daily documents into searchable PDFs almost effortlessly.  This OCR-IT system, contrary to every other available solution, has no User Interface (UI), virtually zero user training requirements, while empowering every user in an organization to have access to high...

OCR-IT Featured as an Exhibitor Sponsor at Apttus Accelerate 2015

Fremont, CA, 2015 – OCR-IT, a provider of world-class OCR technology for document processing and automation solutions, is being featured as an exhibitor sponsor at Apttus Accelerate 2015, being held at the prestigious Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco from April 7–10, 2015. OCR-IT is exhibiting its highly accurate optical character recognition (OCR) technology, services, and software. Its OCR technology is capable of recognizing 190 different languages and is available for organizations who are either looking to migrate to Apttus or are existing Apttus clients. For organizations interested in migrating to Apttus, OCR-IT is showcasing its high-volume OCR services, which help clients migrate large, existing libraries of contracts, agreements, and other legal documents to the digital world of Apttus.  OCR-IT prepares and provides documents optimized specifically for Apttus ecosystem. “With our high-volume OCR services, our clients are able to convert huge volumes of faxes, images, and other unsearchable documents and agreements into highly compressed, searchable PDFs that retain the documents’ original look and feel. This gives our clients the ability to extract and analyze the specific content and data contained within them,” said Ilya Evdokimov, the lead architect behind OCR-IT. “This service has been saving our customers tremendous amounts of resources and money, which they previously needed to manually manage these large volumes of unstructured information.” For legal organizations that are already Apttus customers, OCR-IT offers a simple solution to convert daily documents into searchable PDFs almost effortlessly.  This OCR-IT system, contrary to every other available solution, has no User Interface (UI), virtually zero user training requirements, while empowering every user in an organization to have access to high...

OCR-IT Web OCR API Free Account Setup & Testing in Fiddler Video

OCR-IT, provider on high-accuracy Web-based OCR API for platform-independent development of text recognition from images, presents… How to integrate and test OCR API in two minutes (video) [su_youtube_advanced url=”http://youtu.be/pLblxSgg4yU” rel=”no” theme=”light”] OCR-IT API will provide you with powerful capabilities to convert images to highly accurate text data.  It is currently used in numerous mobile applications, desktop software, and enterprise solutions.  Now you can use it, too. First, open a free OCR API development account by visiting http://www.ocr-it.com/free-ocr-cloud-2-0-api-trial. Click on a big red “SIGN UP NOW” button to open a new account, or LOGIN link to access your existing account.  Once the account is open, you are ready to start you development and testing. Next, write your code or use your testing environment to create an OCR-IT API request via a Web call.  For this testing, we will use Fiddler, a free Web monitoring utility. Your request will consist of only three easy parts: Request URL  This is a special URL to which you will submit your OCR requests.  It contains your Secret Key.  Both the submit URL and you Secret key can be found in your OCR-IT account. Header Make sure you are creating a POST request, and your header contains the appropriate header information. Request Body  The body should contain XML with your request specifics.  It can be very minimal as only the image URL being submitted for OCR is required.  All other settings will be used as default.  Or it may contain other settings in case you prefer to overwrite any default values, such as OCR language or other parameters. This XML is provided in the API...

OCR-IT Web OCR API Free Account Setup & Testing in Fiddler Video

OCR-IT, provider on high-accuracy Web-based OCR API for platform-independent development of text recognition from images, presents… How to integrate and test OCR API in two minutes (video) OCR-IT API will provide you with powerful capabilities to convert images to highly accurate text data.  It is currently used in numerous mobile applications, desktop software, and enterprise solutions.  Now you can use it, too. First, open a free OCR API development account by visiting http://www.ocr-it.com/free-ocr-cloud-2-0-api-trial. Click on a big red “SIGN UP NOW” button to open a new account, or LOGIN link to access your existing account.  Once the account is open, you are ready to start you development and testing.   Next, write your code or use your testing environment to create an OCR-IT API request via a Web call.  For this testing, we will use Fiddler, a free Web monitoring utility. Your request will consist of only three easy parts: Request URL  This is a special URL to which you will submit your OCR requests.  It contains your Secret Key.  Both the submit URL and you Secret key can be found in your OCR-IT account. Header Make sure you are creating a POST request, and your header contains the appropriate header information. Request Body  The body should contain XML with your request specifics.  It can be very minimal as only the image URL being submitted for OCR is required.  All other settings will be used as default.  Or it may contain other settings in case you prefer to overwrite any default values, such as OCR language or other parameters. This XML is provided in the API Documentation, accessible through...
Recognizing 7-segment LCD display characters using OCR-IT API

Recognizing 7-segment LCD display characters using OCR-IT API

This question has been asked by a developer on Stackoverflow (source link).  OCR-IT API came to the rescue. “I’m trying to develop a Windows Phone 8.1 App but I need to recognize some numbers from different Displays.” I wish the answer to your question would be “Sure, here it is” with a link to a black-box process-anything OCR tool, but there are several stages and steps to the success are involved, which are best considered separately. First, there is some work on image pre-processing BEFORE you even consider any OCR. These image samples are very drastically different, and include full range of issues. SAMPLE 1 has low contrast, so when it is binarized to black and white layer, which most OCR will perform internally at some stage, there are no characters to process. It looks like this after binarization: See this OCR Blog post for additional details on image pre-processing: http://www.ocr-it.com/guide-to-better-mobile-images-from-cell-phone-camera-for-higher-quality-ocr. Secondly, the image has no dpi information in the header, which some OCR technologies use to determine appropriate scaling of the image. Without header information, some OCR programs may set some default dpi, which may or may not match your image, thus affecting the OCR result. This is NOT critical, but preferred if this can be implemented at the time of picture creation. SAMPLE 2 has sufficient contrast and adaptive notarization returns a clear image. It is also missing dpi resolution value in the header. SAMPLE 3 has very clear contrast, but it also has no resolution dpi in the header. Once you have images that are optimized for OCR processing, the next step is to look at OCR technologies. In...