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6 Author(s)
S. Gopisetty ; IBM Research Division, Almaden Research Center, 650 Harty Road, San Jose, California 95120, USA ; R. Lorie ; J. Mao ; M. Mohiuddin
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While document-image systems for the management of collections of documents, such as forms, offer significant productivity improvements, the entry of information from documents remains a labor-intensive and costly task for most organizations. In this paper, we describe a software system for the machine reading of forms data from their scanned images. We describe its major components: form recognition and “dropout,” intelligent character recognition (ICR), and contextual checking. Finally, we describe applications for which our automated forms reader has been successfully used.

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IBM Journal of Research and Development  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 2 )