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Automatic Text Recognition

Build a heritage archive that can be easily explored.

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Ideal for:

  • Simple content searches

  • Reducing search times

  • Accurate data capture

Find what you want when you want it

Automatic text recognition uses advanced software to accurately capture words and characters within a range of content types and languages. This means for materials accessed digitally, the content becomes become fully searchable using key terms and characters.

/ The Benefits

Explore heritage content

Automatic text recognition scanning turns materials with printed text into a digital and editable format, so large archives and collections can be easily searched.

Capture data precisely

Specialist scanners produce accurate results on a range of document types to enhance search functions and discoverability.

/ How It Works

1 / Consult

Based on an honest and expert assessment of your requirements, you will receive a customised solution and quote to review.

2 / Collect

Your documents are collected from your preferred location within the UK and safely transported to our secure facilities using a tracked, unmarked van.

3 / Prepare and scan

Upon arrival, your documents are carefully logged and manually prepared for fast, efficient and accurate scanning.

4 / Analyse

Following the scanning of your documents, we use AI powered software to analyse and extract both handwritten and typed information from your materials.

5 / Output

We provide the analysed output files for the customer to integrate into your own digital systems.

6 / Deliver

Your documents are collected from your preferred location within the UK and safely transported to our secure facilities using a tracked, unmarked van.

/ Why choose Us?

It’s a family affair

We’re proud to fly the flag for family-run businesses, and although our team has grown significantly over the last 60 years, we still bring a personal touch to everything we do.

Complete protection

To ensure your materials are safe in our care, we implement strict security measures and undergo regular disaster recovery assessments.

Specialist heritage facilities

The storage, preparation and digitisation of your heritage materials is carried out in our purpose-built single-level, temperature-controlled studio area measuring over 10,000 feet.

Respected and respectful

Our skilled, knowledgeable and experienced handlers and technicians are known for their meticulous handling of heritage materials – treating them with the respect they deserve at all times.

Gentle preservation

We use cutting-edge technology and advanced techniques to provide one of the UK’s most specialist digitisation services for your rare, precious and fragile heritage materials.

Services by us, for you

Our flexible services are fully tailored to ensure organisations meet their key objectives regardless of the type or quantity of materials.

/ Our Accreditations

/ Frequently asked questions

Is this a standalone service?

This can be offered as a standalone service, but more often, our clients choose to use our automatic text recognition service after their materials have been digitised via our digitisation and preservation services to further enrich their data.

How do I get my materials to you?

We have two options. You can deliver your materials to our premises, or, we can arrange collection using our track, unmarked vans from your preferred location.

Do you provide bespoke solutions?

Yes. Our services are fully flexible and customisable to a range of heritage materials and requirements.

Which locations do you serve?

We operate nationwide working closely with businesses and organisations throughout the UK.

How do I get started?

Get in touch for a friendly chat with one of our heritage consultants to discuss your project requirements.