Automatic Form Recognition, Alignment, and Extraction

LaserFiche Computer Science, 2002-03

Liaison(s): Kurt Rapelje
Advisor(s): Zachary Dodds
Students(s): Brandt Erickson (PM), Josh Kline, Jessica Lee, Jonathan Shriver, Robert Strickland

The LaserFiche project involves creating a software tool that automatically matches the image of a filled-in paper form to a corresponding blank template from a database. This tool permits a document-processing system to handle a large set of mixed forms without requiring a human to identify each one. Once an input form is identified, an anchoring step aligns and extracts the user’s input in order to improve the performance of additional form processing.