News | April 21, 2009

A2iA's Latest Software Release Further Automates Document- And Check-Processing

Source: A2iA Corporation
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A2iA (Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis), a software company dedicated to handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent document classification, recently announced enhancements to its core recognition engines. Capable of automatically classifying paper documents and capturing data from them regardless of their format (structured, semi-structured or unstructured) or type of writing (machine printed characters, handprinted and cursive handwriting), the A2iA toolkits provide access to businesscritical information previously out-of-reach because of its unstructured handwritten format.

Proven to improve workflow automation and reduce operational costs associated with manual document processing, these toolkits are available in 23-country versions and 6-languages.

A2iA CheckReader™ enhancements and features include:

  • Improved accuracy on structured document classification.
  • Improved recognition accuracy on capital-letter handwritten fields.
  • The capability to convert grayscale or binary TIFF images to binary BMP or JPEG format.
  • Specific for US Financial Documents:
    • Improved recognition for payee name within Image Replacement Documents (IRD).
  • Chilean Checks:
    • Recognition of the following fields: payee name, codeline, date and endorsement detection.
  • Hong Kong Checks:
    • Improved date recognition.
  • Singapore Checks:
    • Recognition of Chinese legal amount (LAR).

A2iA FieldReader™ and A2iA AddressReader™ enhancements include:

  • Improved classification accuracy for structured documents.
  • Improved recognition accuracy on capital-letter handwritten fields

Thousands of end-users worldwide utilize A2iA's proprietary technology to automatically process documents in paper-intensive industries. By turning documents into meaningful information that can be integrated into companies' information systems, organizations reduce their operating costs and time spent on manual labor.

"A2iA is dedicated to being proactive in its development approach," said Jean-Louis Fages, A2iA President and Chairman of the Board. "Because of our dedication to, and investment in, research and development, A2iA is committed to developing products that solve real-world problems and ease organizations' daily operations."

Founded on the basis of research, A2iA culminates more than 20 years of research and development and continues to operate one of the world's largest research center dedicated to handwriting recognition, which employs 17 engineers and 12 PhDs.

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:

SOURCE: A2iA Corporation