OCR PDF Scanner

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a technology that allows you to extract data from scanned documents. Text which you can then edit, update, or aggregate with other tools for data analysis and a range of other uses.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR), is essentially the conversion of scanned images with text, be it typed, in print, or written by hand, into … well … text. Typically you see OCR used in extracting text information from photos, passports, and scanned documents. OCR is often used for “digitizing” recognized text, so it can be utilized later, edited, searched, aggregated for analysis, etc.

Docparser uses OCR to extract data from PDF documents. It allows you to convert PDF to Excel files, convert PDF to JSON and even update cloud platforms through integrations.

There are often many steps to OCR

Pre-processing happens to improve the possibility of having the text recognized in the process. De-skewing is one of the most used techniques, and layout analysis to target zones of the PDF is also important to consider when extracting text with a high degree of accuracy. Additionally converting grey-scale and color to black and white allows the process to focus on just 2 options (Binarization), and increases the opportunity for a successful extraction of the text, from the source.

A Complete Cloud Based OCR PDF Scanning Solution

If you have PDFs with text you need OCR data extraction from PDF documents, our free trial of Docparser.com leaves you in the driver seat.

Whether you are working to extract information from scanned PDF invoicespurchase orders, or looking to automate the receipt of payroll PDF’s for your bookkeeper, we’ve got you covered. We use the best OCR software available that currently supports 46 languages. An example of Japanese and English scanned PDF, with before and after parsing shown below:

PDF OCR Multiple Languages

PDF OCR parser

Current languages supported with our PDF OCR:

Languages Supported Languages Supported
English Indonesian
Afrikaans Italian
Albanian Japanese
Basque Korean
Brazilian Latin
Bulgarian Latvian
Byelorussian Lithuanian
Catalan Macedonian
Chinese Simplified Malay
Chinese Traditional Moldavian
Croatian Norwegian
Czech Polish
Danish Portuguese
Dutch Romanian
Esperanto Russian
Estonian Serbian
Finnish Slovak
French Slovenian
Galician Spanish
German Swedish
Greek Tagalog
Hungarian Turkish
Icelandic Ukrainian


2 thoughts on “OCR PDF Scanner”

  1. Hello!
    There are ~36000 scanned PDFs and I want to parse them. Just check existing a small sentence inside them. As result I want to see true/false.
    Do you have a solution for me?

    1. Hi Andrey, this sounds definitely like something we can do. You can use our “Tag Document” parsing rule to search for a specific phrase and then output a custom value (e.g. true) when the phrase is present. I would suggest to create a free trial and contact our support stuff once you uploaded a couple of sample documents.

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