Hi LF community,
Is it possible to OCR documents with SDK using a custom OCR ?
In short, probably yes. But why would you want to do that? Is there a special reason you can't use Omnipage?
The OcrEngine class has a LoadEngine method that allows you to pass in a parameter that specifies which engine to use. However, I don't know anything about how it works, what engines are available or compatible, or what the intended purpose is. There's a GetEngines class that, for me, only ever returns a reference to Omnipage. The client also includes a dropdown that allows you to select the OCR engine to use, but it also only ever has a single entry.
There's a lot more to OCR in Laserfiche than simply retrieving text. The OCR process records pixel locations for each character to facilitate annotations such as highlight and redaction.