Message Extraction from Printed Documents: A Complete Solution

Stephan Baumann, Majdi Ben Hadj Ali, Andreas Dengel, Thorsten Jäger, Michael Malburg, Achim Weigel, Claudia Wenzel

In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition. International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR-97) Seiten 1055-1059 ISBN 0-8186-7898-4 IEEE Computer Society Washington, DC, USA 8/1997.


The task to be solved within our core research was the design and development of a document analysis toolbox covering typical document analysis tasks such as document understanding, information extraction and textrecognition. In order to prove feasibility of our concepts, we have developed the prototypical analysis system OfficeMAID. The system analyzes documents, as used in the daily work of a purchasing department, by a-priori knowledge about workflows and document features. In this way the system provides goal-directed information extraction, shallow understanding and process identification for given documents (paper,fax,e-mail).

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence