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Founded1989 by David Yang
HeadquartersMilpitas, CA[1]
Key people
Ulf Persson (CEO)[2]

ABBYY is a software company that specializes in optical character recognition (OCR) and other software applications.

ABBYY was founded by Armenian-born entrepreneur David Yang. ABBYY currently has offices in Milpitas, Munich, and in various European and Asian cities.[1][2]


More recently, ABBYY has gained international recognition for its advances in artificial intelligence applications as related to computer vision and other areas of applied software.[3][4][5]


One of ABBYY's most widely used products is the OCR software program ABBYY FineReader (see Comparison of optical character recognition software).[6] ABBYY also provides high-volume OCR conversion with software tools such as ABBYY FineReader Server.[7]

Other software products include:

  • ABBYY Comparator:[8] used for detecting text differences among document versions
  • ABBYY FlexiCapture:[9] used for capturing data (both structured and unstuctured) from documents
  • ABBYY Compreno:[10] used for intelligent text analysis using natural language processing


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