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TOPPAN FORMS and Open Stream Enter into a Business Partnership for Joint Development of Solutions Based on AI-powered Image Analysis Technology
— Developing AI technology for automated conversion of physical forms into data for form entry GUI and automated generation of electronic forms —

May 31, 2018

Open Stream, Inc.

TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD.

TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD. (TOPPAN FORMS, hereunder) and Open Stream, Inc. (Shinjuku, Tokyo; Head of Open Stream: Kazuhiko Yoshiwara; Open Stream, hereunder) announce that two companies have concluded a business partnership agreement for the joint development of solutions based on AI-powered image analysis technology.

The business partnership aims to carry out research and develop solutions that permit the automated conversion of physical or paper forms into data to be enterd into GUI for form entery (for example, website programs) and the automated generation of electronic forms using AI-powered image analysis technology. The development of AI will be promoted with the massive amount of filled-in form images owned by TOPPAN FORMS to be used as learning data through the knowledge cultivated by Open Stream. The state-of-the-art deep learning technology, including transfer learning, will be utilized to increase precision and learning efficiency. Additionally, the joint development is intended to improve efficiency in the creation of web-form-related services to be provided by TOPPAN FORMS.

Figure: Simulated digitalization of the automated conversion of physical forms into data for form entry GUI and automated generation of electronic forms using AI

Open Stream has engaged in joint research* in the AI field since 2016, in a partnership with the laboratory lead by Professor Hayaru Shono, University of Electro-Communications. The company intends to effectively use the knowledge and system for cooperation between the industry and university for the new joint research.
Open Stream will develop AI technology and system development technology that the company has cultivated and expand R&D-based business activities to jointly create innovations with clients as well as the conventional businesses, including SI/contracted system development and the planning and distribution of original package software.

TOPPAN FORMS will continue to provide and develop services that contribute to greater efficiency and higher customer satisfaction by introducing AI and other advanced technology. The company will accelerate rollout as a DigitalHybrid Company and create new values.

*: Press release on the commencement of the joint research on artificial intelligence between Open Stream and the University of Electro-Communications dated August 29, 2016 https://www.opst.co.jp/info/si/info_2016/press/20160829/ Press release on a demonstration experiment of AI edge computing technology with FPGA and publication of a thesis by Open Stream and the University of Electro-Communications dated April 2, 2018 http://www.opst.co.jp/info/si/info_2018/press/20180402/

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Open Stream, Inc.
  • Head office: 9F, Odakyu Daiichi Seimei Building, 2-7-1 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
  • Established: January 2000
  • Representative: Kazuhito Yoshiwara, President and Representative Director
  • Capital: 262,600,000 yen
  • URL:https://www.opst.co.jp/
TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD.
  • Head office: 1-7-3 Higashi-shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • Established: May 1955
  • Representative: Koichi Sakata, President
  • Capital: 11,750,000,000 yen
  • URL:http://www.toppan-f.co.jp/
Business Planning Department, Product Project Division,
Open Stream, Inc.
Tel: 03-4589-8911/Fax: 03-4589-8901
E-mail: bpd@opst.co.jp
Public Relations Department, Corporate Planning Division,
TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD.
Tel: 03-6253-5730/Fax: 03-6253-6273
E-mail: koho@toppan-f.co.jp