Talk:ABBYY

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Notability[edit]

I have added further references to underscore notability and removed the tag. The tag should not go back without discussion here. Abbyy's products are the subject of multiple reviews in most computer magazines. BlueValour 04:31, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Drawbacks[edit]

I have used this on a friend's computer. I can see 2 major drawbacks:

  1. It converts a document ONLY into PDF format, so you cannot edit it, use it to combine several documents into one, or reduce the margins to save paper. Many other OCR programs allow multiple output formats.
  2. You cannot configure the output filename. Furthermore, FineReader appends " processed by FineReader" at the end of the filename (but before the extension). This is essentially an advertisement in a filename. It also makes the name far too to view in a file manager.

This is a big disappointment, because I'd really like to buy a copy (or get it free with the scanner).

I'd like to see this in the description, but first either I someone else needs review these details, in case I'm missing something.

Wikipedia is not a place for product reviews, but these 2 drawbacks are not a matter of opinion. They are objective features of the product. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bostoner (talkcontribs) 20:04, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

I have no idea what you're talking about. It allows both many output formats (HTML, PDF, plain text) and configurable filenames.--Prosfilaes (talk) 23:16, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
The drawbacks you described here just can't have anything to do with ABBYY FineReader. Conversion to editable formats (Word, Excel, etc.) is its key function which has been implemented in the product earlier than PDF output. Maybe you talk about some other application? MariaDR (talk) 15:19, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Works Somewhat Better with Camera Input than Others[edit]

I'm not going to put this in the main article because I currently don't have any references, but their software is supposed to work better with input from digital cameras (vs. a flatbed scanner), which is surprisingly difficult. Pictures taken with digital cameras often have variations variations in geometry, lighting and focus that, while humans barely notice, cause major problems for most OCR packages.

If somebody can find a specific vendor claim or study (or if I come across it again), it should be added to the article. The issue is that some objects can't be put into a nice flat bed scanner, so working with distorted digital images makes a package much more flexible. Ttennebkram (talk) 21:33, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Redirects from non-existing ABBYY product pages[edit]

The page contains links to a number of Wikipedia URLs about ABBYY products all of whom redirect back to this article.

At least one product -- FineReader -- is noteworthy and widely used, and would deserve a page of itself (or a section in this article). I will remove the links to pages that redirect back to this page (with the exception of FineReader) and leave this note in the Talk page. -- CaptSolo (talk) 14:45, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Capitalisation[edit]

Is the proper name ABBYY or Abbyy?

ABBYY is certainly the stylised rendering of the name, but on many other articles, that reasoning has been dismissed as invalid.

Seeing it written as "ABBYY" makes one think that it is an acronym, but down the bottom of this article there is a note that it is a word of sorts, so should "Abbyy" be the proper name?

When you install FREngine, the program folder created is called ABBYY but the registry key created is called Abbyy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.30.72.10 (talk) 03:06, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Article reads like an ad[edit]

This article (2014-03-28) reads like an ad, not like a neutral/unbiased/balanced description of the company/products. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Keybounce (talkcontribs)

A great deal of it was written by a company rep, but then cleaned up to some degree. That said if you feel it is still too ad-like feel free to go over it again! - Ahunt (talk) 00:08, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

pinyin diacritics[edit]

Hi! I have a trial version of FineReader 12 pro (assuming that such is the best one can find in the market) but still cannot work out the following issue: I need to OCR texts containing pinyin diacritics ( o ā ɑ̄ ē ī ō ū ǖ / Ā Ē Ī Ō Ū Ǖ /á ɑ́ é í ó ú ǘ / Á É Í Ó Ú Ǘ / ǎ ɑ̌ ě ǐ ǒ ǔ ǚ / Ǎ Ě Ǐ Ǒ Ǔ Ǚ / à ɑ̀ è ì ò ù ǜ / À È Ì Ò Ù Ǜ / a ɑ e i o u ü / A E I O U o ā ɑ̄ ē ī ō ū ǖ / á ɑ́ é í ó ú ǘ /ǎ ɑ̌ ě ǐ ǒ ǔ ǚ / à ɑ̀ è ì ò ù ǜ / a ɑ e i o u ü) which the software either does not recognize or even mix up. In previous versions of such software, and of the others included in the comparison table, I tried training, creating user specific languages, adding every character to their dictionaries etc, finding no success at all. I've even asked the companies for a solution which seems not to exist.

Also,it would be interesting to OCR shorthand drawings. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Backinstadiums (talkcontribs) 18:53, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Therefore, I think this situation should really be mentioned as the Achilles’ heel in the OCR field. By the way, I would really appreciate some advice on how to solve this problem if possible or even to be corrected if I am wrong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Backinstadiums (talkcontribs) 13:11, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

As per WP:NOTFORUM this is not the place to ask for help solving issues with the subject of the article. As far as adding this to the article, we would need a reference that could cited before this can be added. - Ahunt (talk) 13:29, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

versions[edit]

Please add version histories and details.-96.233.20.34 (talk) 20:42, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Reference? - Ahunt (talk) 20:56, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

ABBYY file format[edit]

Please improve the article by adding information about the so-called "ABBYY GZ" file format.-96.233.20.34 (talk) 21:43, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Do you have a ref we can cite? - Ahunt (talk) 18:07, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
300,000 google matches... This is the key one:
  • archive.org/help/derivatives.php
that mentions a number of ABBYY file formats, but does not lead to any explanations or further details.-96.233.20.34 (talk) 17:43, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
We need a reliable source that explains what this format is or we can't add the information. - Ahunt (talk) 17:50, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

I second the OP's suggestion. This article would benefit from someone with some familiarity with "ABBYY GZ." I lack basic knowledge of this zip format, and sought to inform me, but found too little (i.e., here). More and more outlets are distributing their digital content (mostly books and documents) using this format. If you can, please, share your knowledge. Caballero/Historiador 02:56, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

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