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Amount Recognition System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108652D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 3 page(s) / 114K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rodite, RR: AUTHOR

Abstract

For a stream of paper documents 1 (which may consist of documents representing debits and associated documents representing the credits or combinations of both representing transactions, all of which require data entry of the associated credit and debit amounts, and some of which have account number and other information encoded in machine-readable fonts), the process described is a method of determining and storing into computer memory the amounts on the credits and debits which are not in standard machine-readable fonts. (Image Omitted)

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Amount Recognition System

       For a stream of paper documents 1 (which may consist of
documents representing debits and associated documents representing
the credits or combinations of both representing transactions, all of
which require data entry of the associated credit and debit amounts,
and some of which have account number and other information encoded
in machine-readable fonts), the process described is a method of
determining and storing into computer memory the amounts on the
credits and debits which are not in standard machine-readable fonts.

                            (Image Omitted)

      Those items that do not have high-speed machine-readable
account number information are sent to a low-speed scanning
workstation 2 where these documents, which could be page-size
listings or adding machine tapes, are scanned and sent to the image
data set 3.  These document's images, which have generally a large
field of amounts requiring recognition, are sent from the image data
set to a RECO 4, recognition, processor, and  the subsequently
recognized amounts are sent to the electronic journal (EJ) 5 data
set.  This data set also contains electronic listing data 6 imported
from other sources that previously had the listing keystrokes
electronically captured.  All these data are associated in the EJ
data set with their respective debit documents by the account number
of the entity each seeking crediting of their respective accounts
with the debit documents.

      The credits and debits that have high-speed machine-readable
font account numbers are sent to a high-speed reader sorter 7 that
also scans the image of each document subsequently sending those
images to the image data set 3.  The account number and other
high-speed machine-readable data is sent to a document control
program (such as IBM's Check Processing Control System or CPCS
Software) 8 where that data is stored and processed.  Some of the
data is extracted and sent to a Document Identification Model (DIDM)
file 9, and the data is further processed to yield information about
the locations of the amount fields on the images of the high-speed
credit and d...