Recognize text (ABBYY)

Description

Recognizes an image text using the ABBYY OCR technology. Either images or pdf files can be processed.

Parameters

Path

  1. Set a value: enables you to directly write the desired path. Clicking the 'Pick' button allows you to manually choose the path.

  2. Save the previous step result: chooses the previous activity result as a path.

  3. Calculate a value: enables you to use available properties and methods to form a path.

Supported formats:

  • pdf

  • jpg

  • png

  • bmp

  • tiff

  • pcx

  • dcx

  • djvu

  • gif

  • wdp

Maximum file size: 100 MB

Language of the document

Enables you to select the document's written language.

Comment

Contains an annotation to the activity. The input text will be displayed above the activity name.

Result

The result is saved in a text file in the following destination: 'C:\Users\<Username>\ElectroNeek'.

To store the recognition result in a variable, the user needs to add the 'Assign value to variable' activity after the OCR block, specify the variable name, and choose the 'Save the previous step result' option. The variable represents a string.

Usage Examples

This activity should be used when text is placed as an image which makes it impossible to extract the text using standard methods. In this case you will use this function to scan the image and save all the recognized characters.

Make sure to keep in mind that you may not get the maximum accuracy sometimes. It depends on the image quality, text size and some other characteristics.