Tag: character

Introduction to PDF content extraction

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What is content extraction? When is it useful? What does ‘OCR’ stand for anyway? Dan Shea addresses these questions and covers some of the tools that can help with the extraction process in his latest feature article.

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I.R.I.S. releases IRISPdf 4.0

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Image Recognition Integrated Systems (I.R.I.S.) has released an update to its Optical Character Recognition (OCR) production solution. IRISPdf 4.0 boasts new features such as high-speed OCR, multiple output formats, image compression, simplified network configuration and integration and support for Dualstream Images.

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Why PDF in legal? #3 — The Unified Document Theory

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About 10 years ago, the industry practice was to scan paper documents to TIFF images, run an OCR process to create a searchable text record, and then add the relevant metadata to a bibliographic database. Managing three layers of data for every document was time-consuming and inefficient. Surely there had to be an easier way! PDFforLawyers.com’s Dave Fishel explains.

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OCR Tutorial for Acrobat

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A step-by-step guide to making image-only PDF documents searchable using Acrobat — a must-read for lawyers or other professionals looking to convert large volumes of scanned files. This tutorial from PDFforLawyers.com’s David Fishel covers versions 4, 5 and 6 of Acrobat and explains their relative strengths with respect to Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

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AdLib OCR 1.9 released

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AdLib eDocument Solutions has released the latest version of AdLib OCR, an add-on to its Automated Document Interchange (ADI) platform, AdLib eXpress.

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Turning Paper Into Searchable PDFs

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While Acrobat’s Paper Capture plug-in is not going to give you the power to turn an office completely paperless, it’s particularly useful for making key data and info available across a network. For example, imagine having information like commonly accessed contracts and documentation on a computer network, instead of locked away as paper in a filing cabinet. This tip introduces you to using Acrobat’s Paper Capture plug-in.

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