ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 for Windows - Release 4
Release date: 28 October 2019 (public release)
Part #: 1342.44
Build #: 22.214.171.124
New: 'Compare Documents' Module
The technology can analyze documents in different formats, i.e. Microsoft Word, PDF, JPEG, TIF and other document or image formats and can provide significant value to any document processing solution, especially to applications for the legal, government and business sector.
For easy implementation and demonstration, a new ready-to-use code sample with sample documents is available and can be used in own applications to speed up development work. The sample compares the selected files and, if necessary, saves the detected differences to a file of the specified format.
Higher accuracy for Arabic OCR: New AI-based algorithms
To increase recognition accuracy on low-quality images, new smart AI-based algorithms were implemented for recognition of Arabic. In addition to the ‘standard’ OCR processing approach, a newly trained Recurrent Neural Network for Arabic enables End-to-End recognition processes delivering highly accurate recognition results – even on images with very low quality. To optimize recognition quality and processing speed, a new intelligent built-in classifier selects the appropriate processing methodology.
Higher accuracy for Korean OCR: New AI-based algorithms
To further increase the recognition accuracy of the Korean language, a new Deep Learning Language model was trained on a large document amount. This intelligent model selects the best recognition variant from different recognition hypotheses based on his ‘knowledge’ acquired during an extensive training on documents in Korean. To optimize the balance between the recognition accuracy and OCR processing speed, a new smart built-in classifier selects the usage of this new model only under specific conditions.
Enhanced: Text-based classifier with advanced security of training data
Enhanced: Classification Demo Sample - now with Office format documents
Improved: Document layout preservation
Enhanced: Java wrapper documentation
New code sample for document comparison
Support of the latest .NET Framework versions
New operating system support: Microsoft Windows Server 2019
Improved: Developer's Help documentation
GetEngine function was deprecated in R2 ⇒ To load the Engine object, please use the InitializeEngine function. It provides the unified Engine loading procedure for all license types (including the Online License).
Customers updating from previous versions of FineReader Engine such as version 9, 10, or 11 as well as upgrading from FineReader Engine 12 Release 1 to Release 2 and higher who use the GetEngine function would receive an error message if they keep using it in later releases. Please update your code and replace the GetEngine with the InitializeEngine function.
License name change: To better reflect its functionality, the license type ‘Cloud License’ was renamed into ‘Online License’ in the R3 for Windows. This license supports deployment in virtual & cloud environments, usage with Docker containers as well as on premise installations.