Factful created a side-by-side comparison of seven optical character recognition tools. OCR tools allow users to transform a scan or photograph of a letter or court filing into searchable, sortable text that can be analyzed using multiple kinds of documents. While the quality of most of the tools handled a clean document, none of them gave perfect results on trickier ones. Factful selected several documents — two easy-to-read reports, a receipt, an historical document, a legal filing with a lot of redaction, a filled in disclosure form and a water damaged page — to run through a few OCR engines.
Posted on: April 9, 2019