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Optical Character Recognition


Enhance Your Collection with Access and Searchability

Our quality digitizing services preserve precious works for future generations to enjoy. A certain perfectionist attitude fills each member of our trained staff, and they transfer this quality to all the digitizing services we offer. As a division of Anderson Technologies, Anderson Archival has the expertise to provide outstanding document scanning, optical character recognition, and digitizing services to ensure your collection is updated into a format that will best survive into the future.

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A Digital Collection Is More Than Images

Anderson Archival is as enthusiastic about preserving history as you are, and we want to help preserve your collection in a lasting and easily accessible way. We know it’s not merely about creating a digital copy; it’s about creating an electronic collection that supplements and enhances the experience of your audience.

Full-Text Search

OCR allows for full-text searchability. No more manually tagging documents. Find the text you want.

Human Verification

AI isn't ready to take over the world yet. Human text verification ensures the OCR is correct.

Automated Option

For modern documents using modern fonts, automated OCR reads with up to 99% accuracy.

Very Important Terms

Consider archivist review of your OCR results to ensure important terms like names, places, and dates are correct.

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Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Proofing Services

OCR is the process that makes a document searchable, but poor OCR leaves you with less searchability than expected. When we digitize paper documents, we always include text-verification by one of our staff to make sure your documents are as accurate as the software can make it.

Unfortunately, text-verification through OCR software can only go so far, and incorrect words might not get flagged for review. To ensure top quality searchable PDFs, our trained proofreaders also perform word-for-word comparisons when a collection calls for utmost accuracy.