ABBYY FineReader Server - Web Service API Sample
By Joe Hill Download PDF version
ABBYY FineReader Server (formerly called FineReader Server) converts paper or electronic documents into compressed, searchable, archive compliant files. It also provides the ability to extract text and barcodes from paper or electronic documents and return the results in XML format. This not only includes the textual content that was found but also more detailed information such as the paragraph, line locations and the text formatting. This information may be used to construct additional applications that perform operations such as document indexing and searching.
This document will show how the ABBYY FineReader Server web service API can be used to convert a document into an archival format. In addition, it will show how to extract text and barcodes from a document and how to use this information to power a document search application. This example is shown in the context of Microsoft Visual Studio.NET but the concepts apply to any development and runtime environment that can call a web service such as Java. Example VB.NET code will be presented for example purposes only.