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New York, NY, United States, 2014/12/16 - A2iA and DC Thomson Family History will collaborate to unlock the information trapped in historic archives, by locating, extracting and indexing complex data for archive search and reporting.
A2iA, the worldwide leading developer of cursive handwriting and machine-printed recognition, data extraction and document classification software signs a strategic partnership with DC Thomson Family History, the British-owned world leader in online genealogy. Renowned for its innovative approach to making genealogy accessible, DC Thomson Family History has over 2 billion historical records and over 18 million registered users across its family of online brands, including household names such as Findmypast and Genes Reunited.
DC Thomson Family History works with partners to publish their existing indexes and transcripts, or to digitize precious collections to create archive-quality digital copies of their records.
A2iA (a2ia.com) and DC Thomson Family History (dcthomsonfamilyhistory.com) announced the signature of a framework agreement for the integration of A2iA DocumentReader™ to allow for the classification and data extraction of handwritten historical documents.
A2iA DocumentReader is a toolkit designed specifically for locating, extracting and indexing complex data including cursive handwriting. It is proven around the globe to eliminate many of the pain points associated with unlocking the data trapped inside complex archives that contain old-fashioned writing. By analyzing the scanned images on a holistic level, looking at both their geometry and content, A2iA DocumentReader gains an understanding of the documents being interrogated.
- Locates and extracts even the most complex information, including handwriting, of both modern and old-fashioned styles;
- Indexes complex documents (those that are old or unstructured, or that occur in varied formats);
- Declassifies and redacts confidential information and makes the documents available for public search and view;
- Allows information to be searchable and reportable, even from century-old archives;
- Extracts all types of information, whether printed or handwritten, alpha, numeric, or alpha-numeric handled solely by the customer.