I downloaded sample code from the Aspose Github repo: https://github.com/aspose-ocr/Aspose.OCR-for-Java/tree/master/Examples.
The first problem is that the code does not compile against the version of the product specified in the Maven POMs. So, I fixed the code to compile.
The second problem is that when I run PerformOCROnImage against sample1.jpg, also provided by Aspose in the repo, the results are horrible, less than 5% is accurate.
We are very interested in purchasing this product if we could get it working to some reasonable extent. We are running it on the lastest Mac OS X and JDK. Perhaps, someone could help?