Migrated from eDJGroupInc.com. Author: Greg Buckles. Published: 2017-03-14 20:00:00Format, images and links may no longer function correctly. 

It has been a long time since I last compared OCR platforms like ABBYY Solutions, Adobe and other proprietary/OEM solutions. As much as I would love to say that paper is dead, boxes of old, weathered paper seem to pop up in many regulatory requests or matters. For many years, we automatically discounted OCR quality for older paper collections. We sent all scanned paper straight for manual objective coding prior to actual attorney review. That adds up fast and the $/doc are hard to justify when only producing a small percentage of that paper. So where does paper belong in this modern world of predictive coding/TAR? If we could trust the OCR engines to report handwriting, recognition levels and other exceptions, then we might be able to at least use modern text analytics and search on a portion of paper docs. The best solution will probably be a hybrid workflow that uses technology to sort and group prior to some kind of manual pass over portions of the collection. Have you or your provider built such a solution? Then I want to hear about it.

Stay skeptical my friends!

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