Next Generation OCR Technology For AB1466

Passed in September 2021, Assembly Bill 1466 requires county recorders to develop a system for the redaction of “unlawfully restrictive covenants” in property records such as deeds and titles. These counties might choose the manual approach, searching for specific language and redacting by hand, however, using the latest Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies, this process can be automated with high accuracy. Parascript, a leader in Intelligent Document Processing, has recently completed a proof of concept showing how their products can quickly and easily find and redact restrictive covenants in handwriting and machine print.

Natural Language Processing Technology

Parascript technologies include Natural Language Processing (NLP) features that analyze grammatical structures like a human and locate data even when it is written in a variety of ways. This allows the software to find information buried in unstructured documents like date of birth even when the reference to the date varies across documents in different formatting (“born on,” “birthday,” etc.). With NLP, the operator does not need to specify every way the desired data could be refenced; the software simply identifies it. This technology, included with Parascript FormXtra.AI, is the perfect solution to automating the redaction of restrictive covenants.

Why Choose Parascript? Our Partners!

When attempting to automate a complex process such as AB1466 compliance, you need customizable solutions from the best in the industry. For this reason, Parascript has partnered with Western Integrated Systems (WIS) to create an end-to-end solution for scanning documents, locating restrictive covenants, and redacting the language—all in an easy-to-use package. Serving the Western United States for more than 40 years, Western Integrated Systems is uniquely suited to help counties with digital solutions to their everyday problems.