OCR Structured Forms
When people talk about OCRing structured forms, they are referring to using OCR (optical character recognition) software to automatically capture and store data from structured forms like questionnaires or tax returns. In order to OCR structured forms, it is important to have the right software. Since structured forms differ greatly, it is necessary to customize the software to the specific forms on which it is to be used. This is the only way to produce accurate results by OCRing structured forms.
Why OCR Structured Forms?
It is, generally speaking, easier to OCR structured forms than unstructured ones. This is because structured forms have very few variable elements, which means that the OCR software used can be "taught" where data is located on the forms, as well as what kind of data to expect. If, for example, the software knows that a given field on every structured form should only contain numbers, this greatly reduces the number of characters the field can contain, and therefore greatly reduces the chance of the software making an error.
OCR Structured Forms with Trapeze
Trapeze is the CVISION product that is used to OCR structured forms. We fully customize each Trapeze solution to our customers' needs, ensuring the most accurate structured form OCR results possible. You can learn more about Trapeze by downloading the brochure, or by contacting us by telephone or email.