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ABBYY Recognition Server™ Automatically Unlocks Images to Boost Google Search Appliance™

Milpitas, United States (December 7, 2009)

ABBYY Recognition Server works as a background optical character recognition (OCR) service, enabling Google Search Appliance to index full text content from documents in image formats to make them easily discoverable.

ABBYY Announces Cost-Effective and Background OCR Service that Enables Access to Image-Based Content

 

ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, introduced the ABBYY Recognition Server™ for Google Search Appliance™. ABBYY Recognition Server works as a background optical character recognition (OCR) service, enabling Google Search Appliance to index full text content from documents in image formats to make them easily discoverable. ABBYY Recognition Server for Google Search Appliance is a highly efficient solution for organizations looking to decrease administrative costs and prevent the loss of company equity by ensuring that all valuable organizational knowledge is electronically accessible 24/7.

 

“Organizations need a fast and reliable way to sort through the tremendous volumes of information they accumulate over time,” said Bret Peters, vice president at Fig Leaf Software, a Google reseller and certified training partner for the Google Search Appliance. “Implementing the ABBYY Recognition Server for the Google Search Appliance, will enable us to help our clients sort through their information faster and increase their efficiency, without spending a large amount of time on training.”

 

Often times, the success of a company rests on its ability to build efficient processes that keeps information moving. Companies that are able to quickly organize and access information are in a better position to save money and time with shorter training periods for new employees, and increased productivity from knowledge workers in their daily work. Google Search Appliance is an enterprise search system designed to index searchable and editable file formats on an organization’s file servers, Web servers, content management systems, and other resources. Google Search Appliance makes these documents available for the user to search using an easy to use Google interface.

 

“OCR technology is a valuable tool for organizations of any size that need their documents and information readily available to them, without the cumbersome process of sorting through scattered information,” said Dean Tang, CEO of ABBYY USA. “ABBYY Recognition Server for Google Search Appliance gives enterprise organizations a cost-effective and efficient way to access knowledge that was previously un-retrievable in search results, reducing the organizational cost that results from lost documents.”

 

The addition of ABBYY Recognition Server extends Google Search Appliance’s indexing capabilities beyond text-based formats such as HTML, DOC, XLS and TXT to support documents in TIFF, JPEG, image-based PDF and other image formats to make them discoverable. ABBYY Recognition Server for Google Search Appliance automatically crawls specified network archives, retrieves image files and performs OCR on the document. It then submits the recognized text of the document to Google Search Appliance in an XML feed, accompanied with a link to the original image. The feed is then indexed by Google Search Appliance and the image becomes fully searchable, based on all text elements within. For more information about ABBYY and its products, please visit http://www.abbyyusa.com.

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