Extracting Data

What is the GDPR and How Does it Affect Your Data?

What is the GDPR and How Does it Affect Your Data?

The GDPR is a new rule rolling out in the first half of 2018. This standard will significantly affect businesses that are using EU citizen data. Read on to learn more about how this will affect and protect your data.

What if the OCR misses a field or value?

What if the OCR misses a field or value?

You have a software package that relies on optical character recognition (OCR) to classify, pick up words, numbers or phrases from a document.  As long as the quality of the document is mostly clean, everything works well.  However, what happens when the document arrives and the quality is simply, not good?  Does the software give up and run away with its tail between its legs? Are there any options to classify or capture anything on these documents?  

PCI Compliance: Protect cardholder data with advanced redaction

PCI Compliance: Protect cardholder data with advanced redaction

As it becomes more and more clear that data breaches are a fact of modern day life, it is also clear we need to think about protecting consumer information in more diverse ways. 

One way to protect data is to simply redact it.  The problem is that the amount and type of information that needs to be redacted is diverse and often changes from state to state. 

Defining Your Implementation Phase for Automated Redaction

    Defining Your Implementation Phase for Automated Redaction

The Implementation Phase is the third step in proceeding with an automated redaction vendor. If you’re in this phase, you’re close to the go-live for your project.

The first thing that you must do in this phase is collect sample documents. This involves gathering random and targeted sample documents in scope for the redaction project. Once your files and samples are gathered, you must send them to your software vendor.

Defining Your Project Plan For Automated Redaction

Defining Your Project Plan For Automated Redaction

Are you planning on completing an automated redaction project for your company?

Have you already defined your project scope?

Deciding an automated redaction vendor can be overwhelming. You’ll have to do some vendor scoping to figure out who is best for your company.

Bots Versus Humans

Bots Versus Humans

First came Alien, then Predator, followed by Alien versus Predator. The Alien series chronicles the battle between humans and a mysterious lifeform whose lifecycle has just begun. Predator was based on an extraterrestrial hunter stalking commandos in Central America and the citizens of Los Angeles.  When the two series merged, it featured an epic battle between the two legends.

5 Examples of how document type and quality can affect accuracy

Document formatting and quality can have a dramatic effect on OCR and rules accuracy when data capture is concerned. The 5 examples shown below are meant to educate a potential or current data capture user on what can cause accuracy to rise or fall.  Although sometimes it’s hard or impossible to correct the issues that cause accuracy to fall, there are generally steps that can be taken to help prevent them.