OmniPage

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OmniPage
Developer(s)Nuance Communications
Stable release18 (Windows platform)
X (Macintosh platform)
Operating system
TypeOCR
LicenseCommercial proprietary software (Retail or volume licensing)
Websitewww.nuance.com/omnipage/
 
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OmniPage
Developer(s)Nuance Communications
Stable release18 (Windows platform)
X (Macintosh platform)
Operating system
TypeOCR
LicenseCommercial proprietary software (Retail or volume licensing)
Websitewww.nuance.com/omnipage/

OmniPage is an optical character recognition (OCR) application available from Nuance Communications.

OmniPage was one of the first OCR programs to run on personal computers.[1] It was developed in the late 1980s and sold by Caere Corporation, a company headed by Robert Noyce. The original developers were Philip Bernzott, John Dilworth, David George, Bryan Higgins, and Jeremy Knight.[2][3][4] Caere was acquired by ScanSoft in 2000.[5] ScanSoft acquired Nuance Communications in 2005, and took over its name.[6]

OmniPage supports more than 120 different languages.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Markoff, John (August 17, 1988). "Now, PC's That Read A Page and Store It". New York Times. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ US 5131053, Bernzott, Philip; John Dilworth & David George et al., "Optical character recognition method and apparatus", issued Jul 14, 1992 
  3. ^ US 5278918, Bernzott, Philip; John Dilworth & David George et al., "Optical character recognition method and apparatus using context analysis", issued Jan 11, 1994 
  4. ^ US 6038342, Bernzott, Philip; John Dilworth & David George et al., "Optical character recognition method and apparatus", issued Mar 14, 2000 
  5. ^ Junnarkar, Sandeep (January 18, 2000). "ScanSoft buys rival Caere for more than $140 million". CNET News. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ Nuance Press Releases – ScanSoft Changes Name to Nuance Communications, Inc.
  7. ^ Nuance Communications (September 2010). "OmniPage". Retrieved 23 September 2010. 

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