What ABBYY solution would be the best to power a supermarket receipt scanning and saving in a Database mobile application.

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asked 03 Jun '13, 01:56

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Hello Ciprian,

We apologize for the long delay.

Now we can recommend to use ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK. You can use the following scenario:

1) recognize your image and export words with its coordinates to XML,

2) extract the necessary information from this XML-file on your side.

During the recognition we recommend to set the following settings:

  • disable any geometrical correction to keep initial word coordinates: set correctSkew=false, imageSource=scanner,
  • set textExtraction profile to enable detection of small text areas.

Your request URL should look like this: http://cloud.ocrsdk.com/processImage?correctSkew=false&imageSource=scanner&profile=textExtraction&exportformat=xml

Also it is possible to use ABBYY Mobile OCR SDK (for offline recognition), but it is not recommended, as the recognition quality is better in non-mobile SDK, and the receipts text quality is rather low.

We are going to implement a special module for receipts recognition to ABBYY FineReader Engine and ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK in about a year. It is possible to implement it earlier special for your project for additional cost. If your are interested in it, please contact Sales.


answered 03 Jul '13, 17:06

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Anastasia Ga... ♦♦

Some more details on Receipt OCR and Receipt Processing can be found here: https://abbyy.technology/en:scenario:receipt-recognition

... more to come in 2016 ;o)

Best Regards Michael


answered 16 Dec '15, 14:40

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