Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, is a technology that enables you to convert different types of documents, such as scanned paper documents or PDF files into editable and searchable data. This technology has evolved and is not only more accurate and Proservartner are keen to help many businesses transform unstructured data into structured data.
We are already working with organisations digitising supplier invoices, mortgage administration, insurance documentation, sales orders and a host of other use cases.
We would be happy to test this for free for up to 25 documents if you want to see what the market leading tools can achieve in this area for your particular use case. We work with 4 of the leading companies in this field, and the environments are set up in our Innovation Hub in Belfast, so you can determine whether handwritten or unstructured documents are automatable and if so, which provider has the best accuracy rate. This is especially relevant if you are using older generations of OCR tools.
We are confident you’ll get greater levels of accuracy leveraging the predictive and machine learning functionality that exists (for example going from 60% accuracy in old school OCR to 90% with the new wave of intelligent data capture)
This service is completely free and will save you significant time compared to asking for 4 demos.
What is OCR?
Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, is a technology that enables you to convert different types of documents, such as scanned paper documents or PDF files into editable and searchable data.
How does it work?
When a document, say a PDF is loaded into the software it will analyse that document and divide it into different elements such as text blocks, tables, images. From here it will then divide the lines of text into words and then into characters.From here it applies pattern recognition, to apply logic as to what the extracted text is and will present you with the recognised text.
Does this all happen automatically?
OCR technology gets smarter and more accurate the more data is fed into it. You essentially ‘train’ the software to recognise documents and test its understanding before launch. The more data you can give it, the higher the accuracy.The software will even give you a percent of how confident it is in its decision making.