Sorting and Recognizing Cheques and Financial Documents

  • Ching Y. Suen
  • Ke Liu
  • Nick W. Strathy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1655)


In collaboration with financial institutions and utility companies, we have carried out substantial research on document analysis and handwriting recognition. This paper describes our prototype which can differentiate between cheques and remittance slips, between English and French cheques, and recognize their contents. A new technique of sorting handwritten cheques and financial documents will be described. It is based on the detection of the structural properties printed on such documents. Handwritten numeric amounts are recognized by a multiple- expert system. These systems have been applied to read handwritten cheques and numerous financial documents with a great variety of backgrounds, colours, and designs in real-life environments. Their performance will be presented and analyzed.


Document Image Financial Document Shape Match Handwriting Recognition Digit Recognition 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ching Y. Suen
    • 1
  • Ke Liu
    • 1
  • Nick W. Strathy
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Pattern Recognition and Machine IntelligenceConcordia UniversityMontrealCanada

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