OCR

Aquaforest OCR engine v Extended (IRIS) OCR engine

In this article, we will highlight key features of each OCR engine to help you decide on which OCR engine to use for your project.

 

Language Support:

The Aquaforest OCR supports 23 languages (primarily European languages) see this document for a list of the supported languages.

The Extended (IRIS) OCR engine supports over 127 languages including support for Asian languages, see this document to see […]

SharePoint Migration

We often get asked the question “When is it best to OCR our documents when using Aquaforest Searchlight, before or after we have uploaded them into SharePoint?”

The answer to this question becomes transparent once you know how the OCR process works within the product.

Here is a little bit about the product……

Aquaforest Searchlight is a client software which can be installed and […]

Extract, Split and Rename PDFs with Aquaforest Kingfisher

Aquaforest Kingfisher is a sophisticated and powerful tool that is designed to help unlock and organize key business information trapped in PDF documents such as financial records, customer reports, scanned files and payment runs.

A core feature of the product is the ability to OCR PDF files during the conversion which means you can process image only (non-searchable) PDFs.

Below is a […]

Maximise Document Discovery in SharePoint with Aquaforest Searchlight and TermSet

Aquaforest Searchlight will help you convert all your ‘hidden’ documents to searchable ones, thus making them discoverable. This is the first step in improving document discoverability in SharePoint. In order to make it easier to find the most relevant information, it is important to tag documents with the correct metadata.

While SharePoint offers different ways of adding metadata to contents through […]

Upgrading Autobahn DX Server

 

Upgrading to a newer version of Autobahn DX Server

is relatively straight forward.

The following steps will guide you through the process.

 

Ensure you have the following before upgrading:

The latest installer for your Operating system, the installer can be downloaded from our download page.
License key, our license keys are version and machine specific so a new license key will be required.
You can request […]

Converting Postscript (.ps) files to PDF using Autobahn DX Server

The following steps will enable you to convert postscript (.ps) files to searchable PDF using Autobahn DX.

Download and install the relevant version of GSview using the following links gsv50w64.exe  gsv50w32.exe
Once installed change your .ps file to open with gsview, to do this:

Right click on a post script file and select properties.
Click on the change button.
Select either C:\Program Files\Ghostgum\gsview\gsview64.exe or gsview32.exe

 

 

Open the easyPDF […]

Aquaforest Searchlight – Best Practices

This blog focuses on setting up Aquaforest Searchlight for processing large number of documents in SharePoint.

Firstly, we have to understand how Searchlight works. There are 2 main stages when processing a Searchlight library: the Audit stage and the OCR stage.

Before explaining these 2 stages, let’s first clarify what is a Searchlight library. A Searchlight library is an object in Aquaforest […]

Multi-Core Module for Autobahn DX Server

The Business Problem:

At Aquaforest we are often contacted by prospect and current Autobahn DX Server customers who have a core requirement of converting thousands if not millions of documents in a small window of time.

The Solution:

Fig 1

Aquaforest Multi-Core module for Autobahn DX Server.  The Multi-Core module bolts directly onto your instance of Autobahn DX Server increasing your throughput rates significantly […]

Aquaforest OCR products are designed with a number of time out settings. These time out settings are designed to enable the system to abort a specific step of the OCR process on a single page.  This enables the OCR process to continue with the remainder of the pages/document(s) which need to be processed rather than wait indefinitely.

The following time out […]

Deploying Aquaforest OCR SDK v1.41

Pre-requisites and deploying method for applications built using the Aquaforest OCR SDK v1.41

Supported Operating Systems:

Server 2008/R2 32/64 bit
Server 2003/R2 32/64 bit
Server 2012
Windows 7 32/64 bit
Windows 8 32/64 bit

Supported .NET Framework:

.Net Framework v3.5
.Net  Framework v4.0

Our samples are configured with .Net 3.5, if you require .Net 4.0 support for your OCR SDK

application you will need to add an “app.config” file within the project. […]