A form is a document with spaces (also named fields or placeholders) in which to write or select, for a series of documents with similar contents.
Automated Form Processing : Data ‘extraction’ is done from Scanned Digital formats of forms making use of software. Our unique zone-specific image processing techniques have few advantages over others. Zone-specific image processing is more focused as it impacts only a specific extraction zone.
These zones are defined in our unique Form Development Environment where each extraction zone is assigned a ‘text area’ or ‘text control’ on a GUI Form. This approach has other benefits apart from faster results – before saving the OCR data to a database etc., the entry can easily be checked for correctness; some features such as de-shading, de-skewing, character repair etc., need only be applied to these zones rather than full page thus increasing the processing speed and thus enabling large volume production. Our Data Verification Process ensures high degree of accuracy. Where the required accuracy level tends to 100%, we set for blind verification by two separate verifiers, with their respective decision compared and accessed by a supervisor.
Manual Form Processing : Data ‘extraction’ of forms is done by transcribing manually. (Single or Double Data Entry) Automated extraction via a recognition engine usually fails for certain types of data, including cursive handwriting as an example. Our Form Development Environment provides access to many proprietary ActiveX controls (Custom controls implementing features like auto-completion, desired date format, spell-checking option etc., with/ without validation rules) to facilitate fast data entry. Form Development Environment also integrates well with a range of known Databases including MDB, DBF, MS Excel and sequential text file output. Our XML editor integrates with these databases to create the desired XML output when required. As an extended service, we also carry out archiving, data analysis and reporting.