Leverage OCR to improve your workflows

Leverage OCR to improve your workflows

It’s easy to mistake Optical Character Recognition (OCR) as a one-trick pony. 

After all, pulling text out of an image to make it usable in other applications is an impressive trick.  Don’t be content to think that’s all OCR can do for you though.  By combining OCR output with other technologies, it’s possible to make substantial improvements to workflows throughout an organization.  Incoming document workflows are the first and most obvious place that OCR can make a major impact.

OCR and How It Impacts Your Life

OCR and How It Impacts Your Life

OCR (also known as Optical Character Recognition) is defined as the mechanical or electronic conversion of images that are typed, handwritten or printed text into machine-coded text.  The technology deals with the problem of recognizing and converting all different types of characters into text your computer can read.

Don't get caught with PII being under-protected

Don't get caught with PII being under-protected

Government Data breaches

Data breaches and data leaks have been far more common over the past few years than people know, especially within government. Governments are becoming commonly known for their data breaches throughout the years because they have been focused on making private information public in a timely fashion, but they have been relying on the manual redaction process, and too often personally identifiable information (PII) gets missed.

Shutting the Door on Hackers, Once and For All.

Shutting the Door on Hackers, Once and For All.

“Identity Theft is the Fastest Growing Crime in America.” 

I’ve been hearing this phrase lately, all over the internet. In light of all of the recent web attacks, like NotPetya and WannaCry, I am beginning to think that this phrase may in fact, be true. Did you know that there are upwards of 15 million U.S. citizens that suffer from fraud and identity theft a year? And that’s only in the U.S.

An Introduction to Machine Learning

An Introduction to Machine Learning

I can guarantee that anybody reading this blog uses machine learning dozens of times each day without even realizing it. When you perform a web, search usingGoogle or Bing, for instance, the search engine works so well because their software has figured out how to predict searches and rank pages for you.

4 Things You Didn’t Know About e-Filing

4 Things You Didn’t Know About e-Filing

Last month I shared my experience at the NCSC Industry Summit.  One of the major changes I’ve witnessed with the courts over the last ten years is the transition to e-filing.  Whether limited to select case types, mandatory, or optional – e-filing is transforming the courts. E-filing vendors continue to enhance the services they provide to streamline the process for filers and courts.

How does Facebook know who is in the picture I shared?

How does Facebook know who is in the picture I shared?

Ever posted a photo to Facebook and wondered how names of all the people in the photo were accurately suggested? Or, perhaps you are trying to understand the technology behind cars that can drive themselves? I’ll let you in on a little secret…

I Don't Even See the Document, All I see is Lot, Block, Subdivision

I Don't Even See the Document, All I see is Lot, Block, Subdivision

Anyone who has spent any time looking at land records knows they are complex documents that have varying layouts and often confusing formatting. This can make them very time-consuming to properly index

Why Extract Systems and Hummingbirds go hand in hand

Why Extract Systems and Hummingbirds go hand in hand

Extract’s document and data handling platform and hummingbirds have a lot in common. So much so that we chose this enigmatic and beautiful bird to represent who we are as a company.