Googleblog: Optical Character Recognition now allows searching in PDF documents

From today Google can now perform Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on any scanned documents that it finds stored in Adobe’s PDF format. OCR technology helps convert a picture (of a thousand words) into a thousand words and the words can now be searched and indexed. “A small but important step forward in our mission of making all the world’s information accessible and useful,” said Google on its blog.

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