smartFIX: A Requirements-Driven System for Document Analysis and Understanding

  • Andreas R. Dengel
  • Bertin Klein
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2423)


Although the internet offers a wide-spread platform for information interchange, day-to-day work in large companies still means the processing of tens of thousands of printed documents every day. This paper presents the system smartFIX which is a document analysis and understanding system developed by the DFKI spin-off INSIDERS. It permits the processing of documents ranging from fixed format forms to unstructured letters of any format. Apart from the architecture, the main components and system characteristics, we also show some results when applying smartFIX to medical bills and prescriptions.


Regular Expression Information Extraction Document Image Logical Object Medical Bill 
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

  • Andreas R. Dengel
    • 1
  • Bertin Klein
    • 1
  1. 1.German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)KaiserslauternGermany

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