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Improving Data Capture Accuracy

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Some tips on how to dramatically improve the accuracy of existing data capture and document automation systems.

Some tips on how to dramatically improve the accuracy of existing data capture and document automation systems.

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  • 1. Why Is it even important?
    Protect you investment
    Get the greatest possible ROI
    Ready for future demands
    Positioned for scaling
    Only when you have mastered your solution today should you / can you advance to the next
  • 2. FIRST! Know your documents
    Most common question asked all vendors:
    “How accurate are you” – the un-answerable question
    It’s not as simple as you think
    Type of text/handprint
    Full Page / Data Capture
    Fixed / Semi-Structured
    Business process associated with recognition
    Level of variations
    Likelihood of new document types
    What are you willing to give up in exchange for accuracy
  • 3. Form Design
    Corner Stones
    No underlined fields
    Ideal field types
    Proper Field spacing
    Favor simplicity
    Numbers
    Separated fields ex. Phone number consists of 3 separate fields
  • 4. Paper Document Prep
    Bad prep, Bad!
    Folds
    Scan batch size
    Paper type
    Tacky paper
  • 5. Scanning
    Resolution
    Bit Depth
    Black and White, size and accuracy
    Grayscale: size, accuracy, repurposing
    Color: accuracy, repurposing, and future demands
    Scanning feed path
    72 Dpi 96 Dpi 150 Dpi 200 Dpi 300 Dpi 600 Dpi
    Greater Accuracy
  • 6. Digital Document Prep
    Some image clean-up is good for OCR some isn’t
    Relative to the document type
    Border removal
    Deskew
    Despekeling
    Background Removal
    Character Regeneration
    Thresholding
    Dropout
  • 7. Recognition Setup
    Pushing and Pulling levers
    Settings for your document type
    Settings for performance generally decrease accuracy
    Fine-Tuning
    Samples, Samples, Samples
    Does your workflow route exceptions, to the right place?
    Determine mile markers
    Realistic Goal
    Optimum
  • 8. Final Thoughts
    The opportunity to improve the accuracy of current installation is very high
    The opportunity to improve the utilize more of the technology you already own is very high
    Other business units
    Don’t play the blame game, it’s a waste of time