What is OCR?

  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a feature provided by BigMIND that scans the content of images/PDFs and recognize the characters included in them to simplify the file search process.
  • OCR supports the file extensions listed here.
  • OCR is available for 18 supported languages, which are:
    • Brazilian
    • Chinese
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • English
    • Finnish
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Norwegian
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Swedish
    • Turkish

How does BigMIND calculate OCR?

  • OCR is being calculated by the number of processed pages by the BigMIND engine.
  • If the user exceeds the OCR quota that his subscription allows, BigMIND engine will be uploading the remaining files as a regular images/PDF documents.
  • If the user is nearly exceeding the OCR quota that his subscription allows, and already exceeded the quota during the processing of a file that contains multiple pages, BigMIND engine will allow the user to exceed it for the processing file only, and the next file will be added as a regular file.
  • Example: If the user’s quota is 2 pages, and the user uploads a file with 3 pages, the OCR engine will process the all 3 pages. However, the next file will be skipped form the OCR processing and will be uploaded as a regular file.


Export OCR data to a Text file

  • This is a new feature that automatically exports all the OCR content for the selected image/document into a Text file and downloads it to the user’s machine.
  • To export OCR data to a Text file, just open the OCR file from your BigMIND online account → Click the Export OCR data to a Text file icon.