OCR Software Accuracy Comparison
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The best conventional OCR software products achieve about 98% average accuracy recognizing text on typical quality document images. This level of accuracy sounds pretty good, but still leaves 40 errors remaining on a page of 2000 characters.
Some users, including forms processing operations, chose to correct these errors mounting high OCR error correction labor costs. Others rely on fuzzy search to filter through OCR data hoping to find relevant data only to find that reviewing 10's, even 100's of unrelated documents takes time and costs money.
On a typical text page of 2000 characters, conventional OCR, on average, would generate 40 errors. By implementing PrimeOCR's "Voting" technology, the total errors could be reduced to 8 errors.
Prime Recognition developed PrimeOCR for the production marketplace to reduce the error rate typically found with conventional OCR engines. PrimeOCR licenses and includes engine technology from the best retail OCR vendors. Your image is passed through each engine and using Voting technology, PrimeOCR reduces overall OCR error rate by 65-80%.
PrimeOCR can be configured with level 3 accuracy reducing error rates by 65% or configured to level 6 accuracy which reduces error rates by up to 80%. Level 6 accuracy takes more time to process and is more costly, but depending on your application, may be more cost effective when compared with the costs associated with error correction or sifting through fuzzy search results.
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PrimeOCR now supports PDF for high accuracy formatted output. The PDF output generated from PrimeOCR contains fewer errors than conventional OCR engines producing PDF, and takes full advantage of PDF's compression options to produce the smallest PDF file size available from any OCR engine.
"The University of Michigan Digital Library Production Services is extraordinarily pleased with the increase in OCR quality made possible through the use of PrimeOCR. Scalability is a critical issue in digital libraries, and Prime Recognition has contributed to our creating a large and scalable digital library production service."
"PrimeOCR gives us a much cleaner document before verification than most OCR packages do after verification." ~ Doug Thompson, Scan Center of America
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