Capturing Dark Data and Handwritten Information as Part of Your Information Governance Process

In today’s vast digital world, organizations are scrambling to better control information to meet legal, regulatory, and business requirements. Adding to the challenge is an increasing number of information sources, including online, email, and print. From each of these comes growing volumes of records, receipts, forms, email, and desktop documents and more, further amplifying the amount of information that is out […]

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4 Common Misleading Myths about ICR

According to the recent AIIM research “Shedding Light on the Dark Data in your Document Capture Processes,” the use of OCR, OMR and barcode recognition is the highest level of recognition technology achieved by nearly 80% of survey respondents. While 22% are using some type of handwriting recognition, it is mostly constrained hand print in […]

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Medical Claims Processing for Machine Printed and Handwritten Forms [Video]

Manually processing medical claim forms is time consuming and prone to errors. Most claims are originated and transmitted electronically, but there is still a significant amount that are sent using paper. Automating this paper process is not easy as medical claims are complex and hard-to-read forms. Parascript’s advanced document capture and recognition software, FormXtra, makes […]

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Shedding Light on the Dark Data in your Document Capture Processes [Infographic]

AIIM just released a new infographic that highlights findings from the Parascript-sponsored research on dark data—Shedding Light on the Dark Data in your Document Capture Processes. This infographic presents current uses of capture, where dark data exists and the business value of handwritten keywords and signatures. Check out the infographic to see where you stack […]

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Announcing Parascript’s Microsoft Gold Certification and SharePoint Integration with FormXtra Capture for SharePoint

We are very excited to announce today that we achieved Microsoft Gold Certification for application development of our FormXtra products. FormXtra includes out-of-the-box integration with SharePoint that enables easy access to imaged documents, paper forms, PDFs, email attachments and more in SharePoint-based applications. With FormXtra Capture for SharePoint, Parascript provides the first two-way, interactive SharePoint […]

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Can I use ICR on PDF Documents?

Most, if not all, PDF documents that come across your computer probably contain only machine-printed text, such as invoices, contracts, etc. And nowadays you can easily read, and even edit, the contents with any standard OCR (optical character recognition) software. But what if you have a PDF with handwriting in it? Can you still capture […]

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How to Choose the Right Threshold

Selecting the right threshold for a specific application is very important as it determines the accuracy of the accepted answers and the amount of manual labor required. Finding this threshold requires some work, but it will definitely pay off. How does it work? When performing recognition or verification, the software evaluates an image and provides […]

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Video | Document Classification and Separation

Preparing documents for scanning is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. For physical paper documents, paper clips, staples, etc. must be manually removed, and barcode separator sheets must be added to organize batches. Even if the documents are already in digital form, they are still typically reviewed to ensure the quality of the files. For example […]

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Does Handwriting Recognition Software Have a Self-Learning Capability?

Recognizing handwriting is not an easy task, either by a person or by a computer. Think about it, how often have you looked at your own handwriting and can’t even read it? The development that is required for handwriting recognition software is monumental. Parascript has been working on this technology for over 20 years. We […]

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ICR Software 101: Handprint Recognition

Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) converts hand printed characters to their machine print (ASCII) equivalents, representing a significant step forward in technology when compared to OCR systems that only read machine print. The ability to recognize handprint significantly broadens the range of applications that benefit from automated ICR solutions. Because ICR can handle variations in character shape, the […]

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What is OCR Software?

In basic terms, OCR software examines a scanned image and translates the text within it into a file that can be edited. The first OCR systems translated text into a single font and size only. Today’s ambitious programs attempt to duplicate not only the fonts but also complex layout features, such as columns, tables, headers […]

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