A2iA, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis, is the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent classification of paper documents.
Founded on the basis of research, A2iA culminates more than 40 years of research and development by the late Professor Jean-Claude Simon, a pioneer in handwriting recognition. Professor Simon wanted to transform the results of his team's research into business applications and today, the award-winning A2iA toolkits are used by thousands worldwide, and are available in 23-country versions and 6-languages. A2iA continues to invest in its history of research and development by allocating 25% of its revenue towards technological research in the area of Automatic Document Processing. A2iA also operates the world's largest research center dedicated to handwriting recognition. With a continued investment in R&D, A2iA is regularly developing new features and enhancements that solve real-world problems and ease organizations' daily operations.
With awards and recognitions by industry analysts, A2iA is a leader in its field. Some recent recognitions include: KMWorld 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management (2008, 2009); KMWorld Trend-Setting Product of 2008; Business Solutions Magazine Best Channel Vendor 2009; ECM Connection ACE Award Finalist (2008, 2009); KMWorld 2007 Company to Watch; KMWorld KM Promise Award Finalist (2007, 2006).
A2iA's added value: reading all types of document
In contrast with traditional OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and ICR (Intelligent Character Recognition) technologies that can only process printed characters or block manuscript, the IWR (Intelligent Word Recognition) technology developed by A2iA reads freeform cursive handwriting by recognizing entire words and strings of words.
Regardless of the type of document (structured, semi-structured, unstructured) or writing type (machine printed, cursive handwriting), the A2iA toolkits are able to read any type of writing, locate the information and releases it in digital format.
A2iA's reach: The extension of its field of application
There has been a continual explosion in the volume of information needing to be processed. But the majority of this information is stored in unstructured documents. By extracting more information from any digitized document regardless of its type, A2iA's technology offers companies the ability to gain access to the handwritten unstructured data previously out-of-reach. A2iA's technology turns paper documents into meaningful information that can be integrated into companies' information systems.