Recognition of OCR Invoice Metadata Block Types

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Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Text, Speech, and Dialogue, 21st International Conference, TSD 2018
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Keywords OCR;scanned documents;document metadata;invoice metadata extraction
Description Automatically cataloging of thousands of paper-based structured documents is a crucial fund-saving task for future document management systems. Current optical character recognition (OCR) systems process the tabular data with a sufficient level of character-level accuracy; however, the overall structure of the document metadata is still an open practical task. In this paper, we introduce the OCRMiner system designed to extract the indexing metadata of structured documents obtained from an image scanning process and OCR. We present the details of the system modular architecture and evaluate the detection of text block types that appear within invoice documents. The system is based on text analysis in combination of layout features, and is developed and tested in cooperation with a renowned copy machine producer. The system uses an open source OCR and reaches the overall accuracy of 80.1%.
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