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[10 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

Nitro PDF Software today announced the release of Nitro PDF Professional OCR, the latest iteration of Nitro Pro, now available with Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Nitro Pro OCR allows users to create PDF files and recognize text from pre-existing image- or paper-based documents.

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[6 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]
Google adds searching of image-based PDF files for free

In what I’d consider to be one of the most exciting non-election related developments in recent times — CIO Today reports that Google is in the process of applying OCR technology to its indexing of PDF files. This is a massive boon — allowing any image-based PDF file (usually scanned documents, books and faxes) to be returned in search results.

Evin Levey, a Google product manager says — “This is a small but important step forward in our mission of making all the world’s information accessible and useful”.