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Visual Verification of OCR Rejects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103009D
Original Publication Date: 1990-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Aspey, RS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for visual verification of OCR rejects, in a banking check image processing system, which permits verification of most rejects by means of a single keystroke, eliminating the need to key the entire field of data.

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Visual Verification of OCR Rejects

      Disclosed is a method for visual verification of OCR rejects,
in a banking check image processing system, which permits
verification of most rejects by means of a single keystroke,
eliminating the need to key the entire field of data.

      In a banking check image processing system, handprinted
courtesy amounts are scanned and examined for character recognition
by OCR algorithms.  In order to avoid inaccuracies, the amount is OCR
scanned from a second source, such as deposit slip or adding machine
tape, and compared to the check OCR amount.  If they match, the
amount is accepted.  If they do not match, visual review and
verification can be substituted for the usual keying of the amount.

      Refer to the Figure which shows that in the present embodiment
the actual image, 1, of the amount on each check rejected by OCR is
displayed in one of a multiplicity of "windows", 2, on a terminal
screen, together with the rejected check OCR amount, 3, and the
second source OCR amount, 4, if available.  The operator reviews each
window in succession, identified by a cursor, to decide if either OCR
amount matches the actual check image amount displayed, and then
strikes one of three control keys.  The first key is struck if amount
3 matches amount 1.  The second key is struck if amount 4 matches
amount 1.  The third key is struck if there is no match.  Items
identified by selection of the first and second keys become
"accep...