OCR Technology Q & A

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What does OCR mean?

OCR is short for Optical Character Recognition which is a technology used to recognize text inside of images, such as scanned documents and photos.  Once the text is recognized (OCR'd), it is then editable and searchable data.  When searching on documents in Nextpoint, you are searching on the OCR'd search text.

What OCR technology does Nextpoint use?

We use an open source OCR package, the same technology Google uses. We don't have any specific accuracy numbers as accuracy is largely related to image quality, but it is very accurate with high quality images. 

Does Nextpoint OCR foreign languages?

Yes, Nextpoint OCR's the following languages:

  • Chinese - Simplified
  • Chinese - Traditional
  • German
  • English
  • Math / equation detection
  • French
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Dutch; Flemish
  • Orientation and script detection
  • Spanish; Castilian

Have further questions related to OCR?  Please feel free to contact our support team at support@nextpoint.com

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