Types of scanned documents that can be OCRed
There are different types of scanned documents that can benefit from OCR. Any document containing scanned text becomes more useful if it is text-searchable, and so you can find OCR software being used for various types of forms, such as invoices and health records, contracts, and even books, as they become available for digital access.
In order to OCR a document, one key requirement for the document itself is that the text be legible. If the resolution of the image is poor in quality, OCR software may be unable to recognize the text. OCR software with de-skewing and de-speckling abilities can help resolve this problem, and some of the most advanced OCR tools can handle images that range from excellent quality to poorer resolution.
Software to OCR a scanned document
In order to maximize the range of documents that your computer can process, be sure to get a robust tool like Maestro Recognition Server from CVISION. Maestro is powered by the most accurate English OCR engine on the market, and its batch processing capabilities enable it to handle scanned documents in bulk. To try Maestro for free, download the trial version.