Topic: ocr

AWS announces machine learning text and data extraction solution

Amazon wants to make it easier to extract text and data from tables, forms and virtually any document. The company announced its new fully-managed Textract service, which removes the need to manually review or custom code text and data extractions with machine learning. According to the company, traditional OCR technologies can only do so much … continue reading

LEAD Technologies introduces LEADTOOLS Cloud Services with recognition and conversion capabilities

Imaging company LEAD Technologies has announced LEADTOOLS Cloud Services. The new solution aims to provide developers with a high-powered, scalable, and lightweight Web API hosted on Microsoft Azure for adding advanced LEADTOOLS recognition and document conversion capabilities into their applications. “Extensive collaboration with the Microsoft Azure team, originating at Microsoft Build 2017, has paved the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Amazon Polly voices, Pluralsight’s IPO, and Samsung ARTIK partnerships

Amazon has announced that Alexa skills developers will be able to use eight US English Amazon Polly voices in Alexa skills. Amazon Polly is a text-to-speech service that uses deep learning to synthesize human speech, allowing developers to build applications that talk. Developers will be able to add different voices within a skill to create … continue reading

Apple’s PDFKit changes, Tor Project/Firefox collaboration continues, and Linux 4.10 rc2: SD Times news digest—Jan. 4, 2017

According to a report confirmed by Apple Insider, Apple has rewritten the PDFKit framework in macOS 10.12 Sierra, with an implementation of a common core with iOS and macOS, ultimately causing numerous issues for software that relies on PDFKit. In Apple Insider’s report, third-party developers have voiced their complaints, including Jon Ashwell, developer of the … continue reading

Microsoft releases OCR Library for Windows Runtime

The Windows App Team announced the release of a Microsoft OCR Library for Windows Runtime, enabling developers to integrate text-recognition capabilities in Windows Phone 8/8.1 and Windows 8.1 apps. Optical character recognition (OCR) software converts images containing text into a digitally readable format. The technology’s inclusion in Windows Runtime, Microsoft’s Windows 8/8.1 application architecture, allows … continue reading

Accusoft enhances .NET imaging toolkit

ImageGear for .NET v21 features enhanced OCR, SVG display of Microsoft Office files … continue reading

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