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We are looking at implementing an OCR solution for the scanned documents that cannot be indexed, we currently are using Adobe Acrobat Professionnal, but I wanted to see what others are doing and would recommend, thanks.

 

Cheers

 

Andy J

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Guest KathleenK

Hi Andy:

 

The government agency I work for uses Adobe Acrobat Professional to OCR before importing into Intella. We did not test other tools before settling on that though.

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Thanks Kathleen, we ar ehappy with Adobe, but I wanted to see what others were using, good to know you use it. Do you use any add-ons, I was looking at a plugin for hot folder support, but didn't find anything that seemed robust enough, thanks.

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Great topic! Thank you for binging it up.

I have used OmniPage Pro a little for OCR, seems to work well (except for original files with a large pixel sizes, such as a bunch of a CAD drawings I tried to OCR once). I believe OmniPage Pro has a min and max value pixel size sweet spot it works within. I plan to try Adobe soon.

 

Would someone be kind enough to elaborate a bit (or a lot :) on their OCR workflow. I have mulled over several options and am curious what others are doing.

 

Example:

1. Bring sources into Intella for processing

 

2. Tag the "empty" pdf, tiff, etc.

 

3. Export the files tagged for OCR out as native (preserving source folder structure?)

- Do you keep the folder structure (file location) intact? or just place all to-be-OCRed files lumped together in one folder?

 

4. OCR using favorite tool (will Acrobat Pro recursively scan files given a top-level folder?)

 

5. Bring results back into Intella as a new source for searching/tagging

- If an OCR-ed file is found to be responsive and needs to be produced, do you produce just the OCR-ed version or both the original (pre OCR) and the OCR-ed version (for quality assurance or other reason)?

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Usually, I OCR the data set before brining it into Intella. For my report, I produce the OCR'd version, but supply the underlying dataset for discovery purposes.

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Kathleen, how do you check your the dataset before bringing it into Intella for OCR? I have been playing with trying to add to this my work flow along with identifying encrypted/password protected files. Currently I use X-Ways to identify the encrypted files and decrypt them before bringing them into Intella, but couldn't seem to get it work for OCR files.

 

Like you I produce the OCR documents in my report and the original files in any production or discovery.

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Guest KathleenK

I am usually given a data set that I know ahead of time must be OCR'd. Maybe someone else on the Forum will have other ideas. I will ask around and if I find anything, I will post it.

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