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Development of a Document Digitalization Engine Utilizing AI Image Analysis
Aiming for development and provision of an automation service in 2020

Oct 24, 2019

The Digital Hybrid TOPPAN FORMS Co., Ltd. (hereafter “TOPPAN FORMS”), in cooperation with Open Streams, Inc. (headquarters: Shinjuku, Tokyo, President: Kazuhiko Yoshiwara, hereafter “Open Streams”), has jointly developed the “DeepForms” engine that uses AI image analysis technologies to automatically recognize fields, lines, input items, and other information in a document image in order to generate and output the document items as structured data. *1
In 2020, TOPPAN FORMS will develop and provide a service that utilizes DeepForms to support improved business efficiency. Through automation of processes such as generation of document layout data and web forms, and configuration of definitions files for reading OCR documents, this service will reduce the man-hours required for document creation. TOPPAN FORMS plans to implement the technology through SaaS services and incorporate it into the company’s existing solutions in order to help innovate working styles, improve productivity, and reduce costs for customers.

Background

With advances in digitalization, companies are changing their operations from paper documents to electronic documents for internal and external procedures. However, this change requires considerable time and expense due to the complex program development required for system construction and the lack of IT personnel. There are demands for ways to improve efficiency and save labor.
The recently developed “DeepForms” utilizes the latest deep learning technologies, including learning of the vast volumes of document data which TOPPAN FORMS possesses, as well as the transfer learning technologies of Open Stream. With AI image analysis technologies, it achieves a recognition rate of greater than 80% and can deliver high accuracy that can be applied to our customers’ operations.

  • *1 Patent pending based on joint application by TOPPAN FORMS and Open Streams
  • * “Digital Hybrid” and “DeepForms” are registered trademarks of TOPPAN FORMS Co., Ltd.
  • * Other product names listed here are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective corporations.
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