How to maximize OCR accuracy
OCR text recognition is heavily influenced by the quality of the text document that is being processed. In order to maximize OCR accuracy, make sure that your scanned documents are as clear as possible. Otherwise, the software might have difficulty identifying the letters. When this is not possible, such as in cases where the original document is old or poor in quality, the image processing capabilities of the software that you use can increase OCR accuracy.
Why you need to clean up images for OCR
Some OCR tools have the capability to clean up images to make them easier to recognize. This makes it easier for the software to match new characters to characters that are already in its memory. One component of image clean-up is despeckling, which helps the OCR get through the stray marks on the page.
Software with best despeckle capabilities
Different programs differ in their despeckle capabilities, and this determines the accuracy of the OCR results. Maestro Recognition Server from CVISION is an advanced or tool that can clean up images with depeckling and deskewing features. As a result, you get the highest possible quality OCRed text. To try Maestro for yourself, download the free trial version and begin taking advantage of all of its advanced features.