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About ind.senz

ind.senz is a provider of optical character recognition (OCR) software and linguistic tools for Indian languages. At the moment, the main product line of ind.senz comprises OCR engines for Hindi and Sanskrit texts printed in Devanagari (more). OCR programs help people to convert printed Devanagari texts into digital, fully searchable and editable documents. The first versions of the OCR programs were developed by Oliver Hellwig, the founder of ind.senz, around the year 2000. Along with associated linguistic software, they have been constantly improved ever since.

Because OCR combines techniques of pattern recognition and linguistic analysis, ind.senz has developed numerous methods for the linguistic analysis of Indian languages, ranging from lemmatizers up to modules for automatic semantic analysis of Sanskrit. Being a research oriented startup, we are planning to continue and expand research and product development in this area.

ind.senz was founded at the end of 2011. The name is an artificial term combined of the parts ind (for "Indian") and senz (for "sense", alluding to the programmer scene and, at the same time, pointing to the German origin of the company) - and summarizes our main mission: Making sense of documents in Indian languages!


In case you have any questions about the software developed by ind.senz, please contact us ...
Photograph of O. Hellwig
Oliver Hellwig

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