White Paper | June 30, 2012

White Paper: Creating A Structure Forms Processing Web Service

Source: Accusoft

Overview

This white paper guides you through the development of a structured forms processing web service, using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Accusoft’s FormSuite. The FormSuite SDK provides .NET libraries for performing structured forms processing. These libraries include features for performing image identification, image cleanup, and data extraction. Data extraction mechanisms include optical character recognition (OCR), handwriting recognition (ICR), optical mark recognition (OMR), barcode recognition1, and more2.

The solution presented in this paper includes three parts. The first is a forms processing web service that is exposed through HTTP requests. The forms processing capability of the web service is called “identification:” it will accept a filled form image and identify it against a set of known candidate templates. Form identification is the first step in a full forms processing system.

The second part is a simple WinForms application that consumes the web service. However, you don’t necessarily have to use WinForms or .NET to build your application; you could just as easily develop the client in Java or PHP.

Finally, this paper illustrates how to build a form set, which the web service will use to perform identification against.

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