Business Card Reading Technology

Business Card Reading Technology

The recognition of Business Cards is a special informaction extraction process containing several steps:

  • Identifying each individual business card (even when multiple cards are on one image
  • Reading the text
  • Identifying relevant areas and matching the texts with their meaning like:
    • First name
    • Last name
    • Position
    • Company name
    • Street name
    • City name
    • Email address

Business Card Recognition in ABBYY FineReader Engine


  • Since the version 11 of ABBYY FineReader Engine, the SDK includes the option to extract data from business cards
  • Extended automatic card splitting, when the scan/image contains several business cards
  • Predefined processing profile BusinessCardsProcessing
  • The SDK also contains a code sample how to integrate business card reading

Business Card Recognition in ABBYY Cloud OCR or ABBYY SDKs for Mobile Apps

ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK also allows to process business cards. The images can be uploaded to the service via a REST-API and receive the extracted data as XML

Business Card reading on mobile devices is one of the most common used OCR scenarios. With the ABBYY SDKs for Mobile Apps developers can integrate this capabilities in own mobile apps.

ABBYY Business Card XML

Below you can see the basic XML structure.



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