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Dropbox will now scan your images for text

Dropbox is building automatic text recognition into its service. Soon you’ll be able to search your documents even if they’re saved as images like JPEGs or PNGs.


In the post announcing the feature, Dropbox said that over 20 billion image and PDF files have been stored on its service, with between 10 and 20 percent of these consisting of photos of documents.


The company has previously used similar optical character recognition technology to scan text from its document scanner app, but this functionality will work on your existing files, regardless of how they were added originally.



more at  https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/10/17958782/dropbox-optical-character-text-recognition-scan


Source - Read More: www.theverge.com

OCR has for long been a valuable ally to Healthcare Tech professionals. Unfortunately the quality of OCR solutions has always been a talking point. It will be useful to see how Dropbox performs with scanned copied of handwritten bills and prescriptions… We will be closely monitoring this roll out and experimenting to see if if it can directly provide benefits to doctors and patients alike.

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