Blog

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 […]

Aquaforest Searchlight and SharePoint Online – Configuration Options and Security

This post describes the different options available when using Aquaforest Searchlight to process documents in SharePoint Online and also addresses security questions.

 
Option 1
If you set up Searchlight in your local server and access SharePoint Online remotely as depicted in the diagram below, all documents will be downloaded and uploaded over SSL and therefore encrypted.

The downside with this setup is the […]

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 […]

Upgrading Aquaforest Searchlight

Upgrading to v1.2 of Aquaforest Searchlight is relatively straight forward.

The following steps will guide you through the process.

 

 

 

Pre-requisites:

Upgrades to v1.2 can only be carried out if you’re currently running v1.05 or v1.1.
If you’re running an earlier version please contact the support team; support@aquaforest.com.
You will require the latest installer which can be downloaded from our download page.
Our license keys are version and machine […]

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 […]

Using different versions of a DLL in a project

The Aquaforest OCR SDK makes use of two libraries that can cause problems if referenced individually in a project. The two libraries in question are:

iTextSharp
Log4Net

If your application makes use of any of these 2 libraries in addition to the Aquaforest SDK, you will need some additional configuration to be able to compile it.

For instance, let’s say your application uses the […]

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 […]

erasmus (1)

Written by Alice –  Year 10 work experience student

The Erasmus exchange programme was established in 1987. It entails students completing an internship for a period ranging from the minimum of 2 months to an academic year in another European country. There are currently more than 4,000 higher institutions participating in Erasmus across the 33 countries involved in the programme, by […]