According to our latest research PDF documents present up to 70% of document workflow of an average modern company, and at least 1/3 of them are created from scans. ABBYY technologies help access and leverage business value in such documents, making related processes in organizations faster and more efficient.
Since July 2008, the PDF format, originally developed by Adobe, has become an international ISO standard, including a range of subset standards for archiving, accessibility, engineering and more. Today, multiple vendors develop and provide software for viewing, editing, creation, protection of PDF documents.
The exact mechanisms that allow humans to recognize objects are yet to be understood, but the three basic principles are already well known by scientists – integrity, purposefulness and adaptability (IPA). These principles constitute the core of ABBYY FineReader OCR technology allowing it to replicate natural or human-like character recognition of printed texts.
The PDF format was originally intended to display the exact same content and layout regardless of operating system, device, or software application it is viewed on. Nowadays however, it has become a necessity to be able to search through PDF documents, extract information or convert complete documents into editable formats. This is not always easy, especially if the PDF is an image-only file created with a scanner.