Is there a good software option to take physical resumes, at say a job fair, and scan them using OCR technology, which will then enter the scanned and readable resumes into an accompanied resume database? I know of software for purely OCR image processing and nothing else such as Readiris, ABBYY, and Omnipage, but is there a more full form option out there particularly for resume scanning?

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    Running on what OS? How much are you willing to pay, if needed?
    – Izzy
    Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 16:07
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    Windows. Just curious as to what my options are, will evaluate prices later.
    – rawberry
    Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 16:30
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    Where do you come from? Do resumes in your country always look the same? The ones I've seen in Germany (I do interviews and I do interview trainings) are so different that I doubt such a thing is possible. Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 19:44
  • Plus, of course, not everyone is using the same database schema
    – Mawg
    Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 9:08

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If you are looking for a commercial product then you should check out the LEADTOOLS Forms Recognition SDK. With this, you will be able to load in a blank image and use that as a template to make fields to be recognized. Once you have a template set up, you will be able to load your filled in files to be read.

There is actually a video that will explain the in depth process of our Master Forms Demo. That video can be found here

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