OCR Software - Distributed vs. Centralized
Ah, the centralized versus distributed question...it is one that is continually asked in the scanning, capture and document capture space. Most associate OCR Software with familiar desktop applications like eCopy Desktop, OmniPage, PaperPort, etc. These provide, in a way, distribution of the overall OCR process to end users.
There are applications on the market that can provide centralized and controlled OCR capabilities, through either a server or a workstation deployment. One example is PSI:Capture from PSIGEN, and advanced document capture application, that allows centralized OCR processing. Why would you want to do this? Well, in most cases, this type of OCR deplyment model is utilized in conjunction with a document capture system, for centralized capture, indexing, QA, OCR and migration to a centralized DM / ECM system. Typically, these systems give a broad and expansive feature set, providing all different types of OCR functionality.