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Create ABBYY OCR Engine

ProcessRobot allows you to work with a number of different OCR Engines through an equal number of different actions. Each of these actions has different Properties and property Values according to each respective Engine's capabilities.

This action allows you to work with the ABBYY OCR Engine in order to extract text from Image Files, in combination with the Extract Text With OCR action.

Please Note: ABBYY OCR requires additional installations. Tesseract is the only OCR Engine that it comes ready to use with ProcessRobot without the need to install it.

ABBYY allows you to detect a number of different languages [1] and this Action is giving you the option to select any of them. Unlike Tesseract and MODI, the ABBYY Action is giving you the opportunity to choose between three profiles [2] (default or with priority to either Accuracy or Speed). It also allows you to rescale your image; you can resize width and height [3] of your image independently from one another through the use of multipliers, since that might help ABBYY read the text we want to extract. Create ABBYY OCR Engine returns an Ocr Engine Data Type [4] stored within a variable:

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wc.png ABBYY Language:

This drop down menu allows you to select the language of the image's text that ABBYY will detect:

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It is worth noting the impressive Auto Detect option on ABBYY's drop down menu.

ea.png Profile:

ABBYY allows you to work with three readily available "profiles". One that is described as Default and two others that put emphasis on Accuracy and Speed respectively.

ea3.png Width & Height Multipliers:

These multipliers allow you to rescale an image in order to help the OCR Engine read the text in it. Resizing an Image is known to help OCR read text in them and since there is plenty of confusion among non-experts regarding DPI, PPI and optimal Image settings for OCR Text Extraction we invite you to feel comfortable to experiment/play with the available options (try for example 2, 3 or 4).

ea4.png OCR Engine:

This text field invites you to set the variable that will hold the value of the Ocr Engine Data Type produced from this action.