Yes, it is possible to parse scanned files. A scanned document is a bit difficult to convert, as it requires a third-party OCR tool for this and we use ABBYY for the same. The accuracy of the results depends upon the third-party application.
Users, who are looking for scanned resumes parsing, have to buy the license directly from Abbyy, Then users will share the ABBYY API details with us and further RChilli Team will do free integration with their respective API accounts.
Every resume will be processed by the RChill PDF converter first. As every resume comes to RChilli API first, RChilli will decide if it is a genuine one, junk data, Scanned, or non-scanned one.
1. If the resume is non-scanned, not junked, etc. as it is a genuine resume, then it will be parsed by the RChilli PDF converter and will not be forwarded to Abbyy. So only RChilli credit will be counted.
2. On the other side, if a resume is scanned one, then the RChilli PDF converter will pass it to Abbyy converter and it will be processed be Abbyy converter. Abbyy converts the scanned resume content to text and which is further returned to RChilli, further RChilli API will parse it to JSON response. Then 1 credit of RChilli is counted and the same way the Number of scanned pages of Abbyy will be charged.
3. Last, if a resume is a junk one, again it will be checked by RChilli first and recognize it as junk. In this case, Resume will be considered as failed, not forwarded to ABBYY. So neither RChilli nor Abbyy will be charged for this.