ForIT Solutions® ownOCR Server

Enterprise-ready, fully-featured, server based, professional OCR server software

  • Automate optical character recognition (OCR) and barcode recognition of your documents using multiple monitored folders (hotfolders)
  • Extract form fields from documents based on predefined document templates
  • Automate document identification and classification of your documents using the built-in forms processing module
  • Convert your document images to fully searchable PDF/A format – the standard for long-term archiving (ISO:19005)
  • Integrate OCR functionality in your applications using the included fully documented RESTful Web Services API
  • POST documents for OCR processing to the server via RESTFul Web Services API
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Key features

  • Automated OCR processing by multiple hotfolder monitoring (including subfolders)
  • Barcode recognition
  • Automatic document identification and classification based on predefined document templates
  • Extract metadata from documents and export to XML or CSV
  • RESTful Web Services API
  • Supported input formats: PDF, TIF, TIFF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, HEIF/HEIC
  • Fully searchable PDF output
  • Standard PDF/A output (PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-2a, PDF/A-3a, PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-2b, PDF/A-3b)
  • Additional output formats: DOCX, ODT, RTF, TXT, MHT, EPUB, XML and CSV for recognized barcodes
  • Image processing and cleanup options (deskew, despeckle, auto-rotate, remove hole punches, etc.)
  • Image compression settings
  • Configurable custom action
  • 100+ recognition languages
  • Runs as background service (starts with operating system)

System requirements

  • Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 500 MB HDD free space
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Hotfolders – OCR Folder Definitions

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OCR Folder Definitions

  • Unlimited number of monitored OCR Folders (Hotfolders)
  • Files from OCR Folders are automatically recognized and processed based on predefined settings
  • OCR result files are copied to the output folder (if defined)
  • Source files are copied to the archive folder (if defined)
  • Files which cannot be processed are copied to the error folder (if defined)
  • Option to delete source files
  • File extension filter (i.e. tiff, pdf, jpg)
  • Recognition languages and other OCR settings
  • Intelligent processing of PDF documents (pages which already contains text are not processed)
  • Image processing and document cleanup options
  • Image compression settings for PDF documents
  • Multiple output formats (PDF, PDF/A, DOCX, RTF, ODT, TXT, MHT, XML, EPUB)
  • Barcode recognition and write recognized barcodes to CSV file
  • Automatically fill PDF document information based on variables
  • Custom action which should be launched after a file is processed (command-line is configurable)

RESTful Web Services API

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RESTful Web Services API

ForIT Solutions® ownOCR Server provides comprehensive, fully documented, RESTful Web Services API which allows developers to:

  • Create jobs
  • Configure job settings (OCR parameters, image processing and cleanup, barcode recognition, etc.)
  • Upload files to OCR jobs
  • Define multiple output formats
  • Schedule jobs for processing
  • Retrieve job status
  • Download the OCR result files
  • Enumerate hotfolders (OCR Folder Definitions)
  • Post files to hotfolders

The RESTful Web Services API allows the developer to create job templates with predefined settings, later, jobs can be created based on these presets.

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Getting Started with ownOCR Server

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Video Summary

  • installing ForIT Solutions® ownOCR Server and activating the license key
  • creating an OCR Folder (hot folder) definition
  • configuring input and output folder
  • enabling barcode recognition
  • configuring output file format
  • copying files to the input folder
  • processing files & checking the result

Getting Started with ownOCR Server RESTful Web Services API

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Video summary

The sample demonstrates the basic functionality of the ownOCR Server RESTful Web Services API

  • connect to ownOCR Server
  • create an OCR job
  • set OCR job options
  • upload file to the OCR job
  • schedule the OCR job for processing
  • get the status and other information about the  OCR job
  • download the result PDF document

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Download C# API Sample Solution

Getting Started with ownOCR Server Forms Processing

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Forms Processing Features

  • Automatic document identification and classification based on predefined document templates
  • Create conditions using the built-in expression editor and C# code editor
  • Extract and export information fields from documents and export as metadata in XML or CSV
  • Fill in PDF document information (metadata) fields based on extracted information

Video Summary

  • Define various form fields (text, numeric, date, integer)
  • Define conditions using the built-in condition editor
  • Define C# scripts to adjust the recognition result of the form fields
  • Define C# scripts to evaluate the template
  • Use the recognized form fields in PDF document information
  • Use the recognized form fields for subfolder and filename
  • Export form fields as metadata in XML or CSV