The two new recognition engine modules are:
DOKuStar ACT (Adaptive Classification Technology) module - auto-classification software that learns its classification task from a set of sample documents
DOKuStar ART (Adaptive Read Technology) module - a similar self adapting technology for data extraction
Both new modules work with DOKuStar Extraction software, the well-established rule based classification and data extraction software, to deliver superior document processing.
ACT and ART, the self-learning modules, are specifically designed for mail room projects where fast and easy adaptation of the system is key. On-site operators are able to easily and quickly introduce new document classes into a running capture workflow.
DOKuStar Extraction software has been widely accepted for several years by many OEMs, VARs and system integrators. Whereas the ACT and ART modules have been designed specifically for unstructured documents, DOKuStar Extraction software handles structured and unstructured documents equally well. "The combination of different technologies in a voting scheme yields superior recognition precision," explains Michael Breithaupt, Technical Director of Oce Document Technologies, North America. "We did the same with our OCR-Engines six years ago, when we combined the AEG and the CGK recognition engines in an expert voting scheme, which rapidly gained wide acceptance for its superior results. Again, all technologies are processed by Oce Document Technologies, so we have full control of the voting process, while at the same time allowing remarkable flexibility in end-user process customization."
The product comes with a design studio serving recognition experts and system administrators alike. The recognition modules can be combined in several ways, and the process flow can, in many instances, be dictated by the contents of the documents. Programming interfaces allow for flexible introduction of application specific business logic and of custom specific processing steps. "You can combine all recognition tasks that can run unsupervised into one DOKuStar Professional job. With other products you would need to install a complete capture workflow to achieve the same results," explained Michael Breithaupt.
DOKuStar Professional software includes a load managing module. Several servers can run the software, with the dispatch of the workload to the machines controlled by the product itself. This is all transparent to the system using DOKuStar Professional. Even application specific modules written by a system integrator will be managed by the load manager.
DOKuStar Professional software v2.0 is intended to be run as a service, e.g. as a web service. The different recognition engines running on a set of physical servers and all controlled by the load manager can thus be accessed by a simple and standardized interface, and monitored by a central administration workstation. This architecture is ideally suited for a SOA environment. The approach has already been proven with a software direct connection to a SAP(R) business workflow for an invoice processing application. Besides enterprise applications, the system will be available for all major capture workflows. Michael Breithaupt foresees an early adoption by service bureaus for the new modular DOKuStar Profession v2.0.
The Oce Document Technologies business group (www.odt-oce.com) is responsible for the sales and marketing of Oce RecoStar(R), Oce RecoStar (R)Professional, and Oce AEG Recognition software products; and Oce DOKuStar, an intelligent document recognition (IDR) product suite. As the recognized leaders in machine print and handprint (OCR and ICR) recognition software for forms processing applications, Oce RecoStar and Oce AEG Recognition together command an impressive 60% market share.
Oce N.V. (NASDAQ: OCENY) is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company's solutions are based on Oce's advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives - locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Oce digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Oce also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Oce employs around 24,000 people, with 2006 annual revenues of approximately $4 billion, operates in approximately one hundred countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Romania. Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT; Coventry, RI; and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues were approximately $1.7 billion for fiscal 2006, and employment is currently 11,000.
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Jim Tauber, 301-652-9734