News | August 26, 2009

A2iA Documentreader Named A KMWorld "Trend-Setting Product" For The Second Consecutive Year

Source: A2iA Corporation
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A2iA, the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent classification of paper documents, announced recently that A2iA DocumentReader has been named a "Trend-Setting Product" by KMWorld magazine for the second consecutive year. KMWorld's prestigious list is published annually and recognizes innovative products that demonstrate identifiable technology breakthroughs and have a significant impact on the knowledge management community. This year's judging panel, consisting of editorial colleagues, analysts, system integrators, vendors, line-of-business managers and users, assessed more than 800 products.

"There are many classification and extraction engines on the market today," said Hugh McKellar, KMWorld Editor-in-Chief. "The difference between A2iA DocumentReader and seemingly similar solutions is that A2iA DocumentReader has a unique ability to process unstructured, handwritten documents, allowing organizations to reduce their manual-labor, improve their workflow and reduce their operating costs."

A2iA DocumentReader, a document classification and data extraction API, utilizes A2iA's proprietary artificial intelligence and neural network to allow for the classification and customized extraction of large volumes of unstructured, handwritten letters and semi-structured fields. The software performs a literal transcription of the handwritten and/or typed areas of documents and is able to extract and recognize paragraphs or keywords. A2iA DocumentReader then uses new techniques to analyze a group of documents together, such as the contents of an envelope or folder. By evaluating the accompanying documents, A2iA DocumentReader is able to gain a holistic view of the entire package and determine the documents' classification or "category" (letter to open a new account, change of address form, contract, etc.) based on the geometry and contents. Because of this process, A2iA DocumentReader is able to identify missing, required documentation for a transaction, make more efficient decisions on the information that should be indexed, and know what data should be extracted from handwritten and machine-printed pages.

"Earlier this year A2iA was named among 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management because of our adaptability, innovation, and ability to meet the changing needs of today's users," said Jean-Louis Fages, A2iA President and Chairman of the Board. "We are honored to now receive a ‘Trend-Setting Products' award for the second consecutive year, further demonstrating A2iA's leadership in the unstructured document classification and data extraction space."

A2iA DocumentReader Availability
A2iA DocumentReader has successfully been deployed worldwide and is available to service bureaus and other software developers for integration into various business process management, content management, knowledge management, document capture, e-discovery, workflow and OCR/ICR applications. For more information, visit

About KMWorld
KMWorld ( is the leading information provider serving the Knowledge Management systems market and covers the latest in Content, Document and Knowledge Management, informing more than 50,000 subscribers about the components and processes - and subsequent success stories - that together offer solutions for improving business performance. KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc. (

About A2iA
A2iA, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis, is a software company that operates one of the world's largest research centers focusing on ways to extract information from everyday paper documents that contain handwritten information. A2iA's Document Classification, OCR, ICR and IWR technologies have been reducing data-entry costs and improving business process automation for nearly 20 years. A2iA recognition engines are used to enhance the forms-processing, transaction-processing, content management, document management, and knowledge management systems from leading vendors. For more information, visit

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