ABBYY - Company & Technology

ABBYY develops linguistic and artificial intelligence (AI) software providing a full line of document recognition, document conversion and data capture technologies and products. ABBYY is an international company with over 600 employees worldwide (as of June 2007). The overall number of users of ABBYY products and technologies exceeds 20 million people all over the world (according to internal research). Most ABBYY products have been developed in ABBYY Headquarters in Moscow, Russia.

ABBYY Products

ABBYY products range from end user applications to full Software Development Kits (SDK) for integrating ABBYY's technologies. They include:

OCR and Document Conversion Applications

  • ABBYY FineReader, an award-winning Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software that allows users to convert paper documents, PDF files, and various images including photographs taken by a digital camera to editable formats for changing and repurposing.
  • ABBYY PDF Transformer, a PDF conversion and creation program, that allows users to convert any type of PDF files into editable files and create searchable PDFs directly from Microsoft Office applications.
  • ABBYY FotoReader, this smart application will “read” the text on your digital photos and transform it into text files which you can edit and store on your PC
  • ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac, a highly accurate and easy-to-use multilingual OCR application designed specifically for Mac users

Data Capture and Form Processing

  • ABBYY FlexiCapture, a dynamic data capture solution to automatically process multiple document types in a single stream. ABBYY FlexiCapture processes documents of any type and complexity (including structured forms, semi-structured and unstructured documents) that makes it broadly usable in any industry.
  • ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine, a SDK for data extraction, document classification, indexing, and conversion searchable PDF.

Products for VARs and Software Developers

  • The ABBYY FineReader Engine SDKs allow developers to integrate ABBYY's document recognition/conversion and data capture technologies into their own solutions;
  • ABBYY Recognition Server, a robust server-based solution for automating the recognition and PDF conversion process in enterprise environments;
  • The ABBYY Mobile OCR SDK, an OS-independent, small code-size OCR development toolkit designed for creating OCR solutions running on mobile devices or in “instant OCR” applications.

Dictionary Software

  • ABBYY Lingvo, a multilingual dictionary software for PC and mobile devices. ABBYY Lingvo is the most widely spread dictionary software in Russia. It contains about 7,400,000 entries in 128 dictionaries and provides translation of words and word combinations from Russian to English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Latin and the over way around.