In-Place OCR Processing

In-Place OCR Processing

By “in-place” processing we generally mean processing PDF documents that have already been added to a document repository or system and need to be turned into searchable PDFs in-place. By contrast “workflow” processing where documents pass through Autobahn DX on their way into a document repository via watched folders.

The job shown below will convert PDFs under the tree C:qat\221008\in to searchable PDFs, processing up to 1,000 files each time the job is run. Archive copies of the original files are placed in C:\qat\221008\arch.

 


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Neil Pitman founded Aquaforest Limited in 2001 and is the chief architect for the company’s PDF and OCR software products used by thousands of organizations ranging from NASA to the Dutch Ministerie van Justitie. Neil has 30 years’ experience in the software industry in the UK and USA in the areas of database systems, document management and software development tools and has served on the IDT committees of the British Standards Institute (BSI) and was a co-author of the BSI’s 2007 publication on the Long Term Preservation of Digital Documents.