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ALANIS BSP PPE (Book Scan Processing Print Press Edition)
Book Scan Processing Print Press Edition is a powerful distributed system for newspaperscan processing aiming at enhancing scan image quality and text recognition assisted with sophisticated page segmentation. State of the art segmentation algorithms by ALANIS Software enable OCR to produce accurate text for such complex document layouts as newspaper pages. The system features a number of image enhancement processing filters for individual and batch application and ensures high capacity source processing in batch mode enhanced with manual quality control function. Processing results are exported to a number of electronic document formats (PDF, ALTO XML). This way, users get correctly structured results that are ready for electronic collections creation.


♦ Modularity

System consists of server components (coordination and processing) and user modules (project management/quality control).

♦ Scalability

The system is easily scalable to the scope and requirements of particular digitization project via user modules and server components duplication. Minimal configuration can be installed on one computer.

♦ Versatility

BSP PPE can be used forprocessing of periodicals and other types of sources (book collections, research papers and so on). What is more, flexible licensing provides for easy picking and purchasing of only necessary set of functions for particular digitization requirements. This way you pay only for what you use.

System key features:

♦ Selective changing of image color depth:

Colour depth reduction of the areas with text information and image background to 8 bit (greyscale) or to 1 bit (black and white) while keeping the original color depth of graphic and photo areas.

♦ Layout analysis at newspaper articles level

The program performs segmentation of newspaper pages and divides them into blocks of various types, while keeping correct structure of articles. This way, headings, subheadings, article body are automatically defined.

System requirements:

In order to successfully install and run the application please make sure the system meets the requirements listed below.

Recommended hardware requirements:

Project management module/quality control:
Processor: Intel® Core i5™-2300 2.80 GHz or equivalent
RAM: 8 Gb or more
HDD: 1 Tb or more

Pocessing server/coordination service:
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-6700T (8M Cache, 3.60 GHz) or equivalent
RAM: 16 Gb or more
HDD: 1 Tb or more
It is recommended for high-load systems to use host-based configurations on base of Intel® Xeon® processors, with RAM not less than 32Gb

Software requirements:

OS: Windows ®7/8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008/2012
.Net Framework , 4.5
Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 x86 / x64 Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package x86 / x64

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