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How to automate OCR prior to uploading to Alfresco

Question asked by kellerclark on Jun 1, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 1, 2018 by jpotts

We are new to Alfresco Community. 


When we scan paper documents they are automatically OCR'ed and we are given the option to change the filename to our chosen naming convention.  We then drag and drop the file into Alfresco.  This works very well!


When our users have digital files they want to drag and drop into Alfresco, we would like automate the following process:

1) Determining if the file needs to be OCR'ed.

2) If it needs to be OCR'ed  - do it.

3) Allow us to verify that the filename matches our naming convention.  If not, give us the option to change it.


Is there an Alfresco plugin that will do this for us?  If not, what software do you suggest we use to do this?


 We have tried OCR software and have found it to work well.  The problem is that it takes several steps (and some computer savvy) to do this manually before dropping it into Alfresco.  If they forget to OCR it first, the documents are not searchable.  We would like this process to be as simple (and foolproof) as possible.


What do you suggest?