A2iA Handwriting Brings Recognition to Mail Processing Industry

Thursday 29 April 2004 10:27 CET | News

A2iA Corp., has released A2iA AddressReader, which locates, identifies, and reads handwritten addresses accurately.

A2iA AddressReader, builds on over 13 years of development of handwriting recognition research and solutions, including their Intelligent Word Recognition (IWR) technology, that have been trusted by many of the world’s largest forms processing and payment systems operations worldwide. IWR virtually eliminates spelling and character recognition errors. Instead of recognizing words character-by-character, IWR matches handwriting and printed data to a user-defined dictionary, reducing the usual time-consuming process of proofreading and correction of spelling and character errors encountered in other, less advanced recognition engines on the market today. A2iAs leading-edge products incorporate IWR, a technique that mimics the way a human reads by reading entire words, not character-by-character, IWR works by matching handwriting and printed data to a user-defined dictionary. The result is the ability to recognize just about any type of writing. From a cursive constrained or unconstrained handwriting and machine-printed document, A2iAs technology can handle recognition of words and numbers, constrained or unconstrained. A2iAs new AddressReader uses the IWR technology developed by A2iA to read whole words on handwritten address blocks. This technology will be used to increase the amount of mail that can be handled automatically in both national mail-sorting operations as well as for internal mail sorting in large corporations. A2iA AddressReader locates handwritten address blocks on envelopes, segments it into lines and words, then A2iAs advanced recognition technology uses a custom dictionary or national postal database such as USPS to accurately read those words using IWR. It then provides the recognition results with confidence scores. Used for external and internal purposes, its versatility allows to develop specific solutions to read department or employee names as well as PO Boxes. It can be used for sorting outgoing mail for pre-sort operations that handle a combination of handwritten mail.

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