OCR is a technology that converts different types of documents such as, scanned images or PDF files into editable and searchable data. Suppose you have a book that you need to edit, this can be scanned and supplied in Microsoft Word document format or you may have large volume of documents that you need to search through for text (keywords), this can be scanned and supplied as a text searchable PDF file.
Any printed text can be scanned and OCR processed, the printed text can be from a type writer or modern office printer.
Typically, our processing centre scan and OCR process the following types of material on regular bases;
Once a scanned image or digital file is OCR processed, it can be converted to any digital file format.
For example, the following material can be scanned, OCR processed and converted to formats as below;
The OCR technology has come a long way and been much improved over the last few years. It is to be noted that if the original document is not a good quality print, legible or have lines/marks across the text etc., this will effect the character recognition (text recognition).
Some of our clients would prefer to correct the OCR recognition errors themselves as they proof read their own work and others would like our document scanning and OCR conversion department to provide this facility as well as further enhancement services.
Following is a list of our OCR Plus and enhancement services;
OCR of documents to Microsoft Word format
If you have a documents or books in hard copy format that you need to edit or update, this will normally require a significant amount of manual time to re-type. By using the OCR technology, we can scan your book, apply OCR and output the data to an editable format such as Microsoft Word in a very short time frame. This saves huge amount of manual time in re-typing, re-structing and adding any images separatly. This can all be carried out for you by our Book Scanning and OCR conversion team.
OCR of Documents to Excel Format
Documents , trade directories, printed address book or something similar can be scanned, OCR processed and converted to Microsoft Excel, CSV or XML format. The structured data can be used to createt a database or imported into any existing CRM system.
OCR of Documents to PDF Searchable format
OCR provides machine readable and searchable formats better than standard non-readable and searchable image formats, such as PDF, TIFF, JPEG etc. The scanned documents can go through the OCR process and converted to searchable format such Adobe PDF files.
OCR of Non-English based languages
Our OCR scanning and conversion service provides intelligent recognition of Non-English based languages documents. Our OCR technology supports all major languages in the world, including English, French, German, Chinees, Japanees, Urdu, Arabic and Russian etc.
In conjunction with the EN BS ISO 9001:2005, 27001, 14001 and in-house implemented quality, security and compliance procedures allow us to deliver peace of mind scanning services to our client. We are an approved document scanning and data capture scanning service provider to many reputable health, education, manufacturing, financial, logistics etc. organisations.
Founded in 2003, with almost 15 years of valuable knowledge and expertise in delivering successful document scanning and data capture services through the UK to some of the most reputable and globally known organisations.
We operate from a custom built document scanning and data capture centre, which is built around security, safety and confidentiality. The site is monitored 24hours a day by security and CCTV systems.
The document scanning and data capture bureau is equipped with the state-of-the-art dedicated document, Microfilm media, Books and Large Format Plans scanning and capture technology; catering for a wide range of document types and sizes making us a one-stop service provider for scanning and digital conversion needs . We continually invest in our staff training and latest technology to ensure that we are delivering quality and innovations at all times.
Pearl Scan Group has the infrastructure to provide quick turnaround for urgent document scanning needs to taking on a large volume scanning and conversion of documents, microfilm media, books etc. projects. Our document scanning and data capture service centre always run at 80% of its productivity allowing 20% space and resources for on-demand, ad-hock projects.