New Developments to A2iA’s Core Recognition Engines Address the Needs of Users Worldwide

A2iA’s research laboratory releases new features and enhancements, allowing A2iA to be proactive in the market place and a leader in its field.

New York, NY, October 16, 2010 --( A2iA, the worldwide leading developer of tools for handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent classification of paper documents, announced new features and improvements to its core, proprietary recognition engines. By allowing complex and cursive handwritten data to become part of a structured database from all types of forms, documents and checks, including cursive handwritten letters, A2iA is proven to reduce manual data-entry and document handling costs. A2iA’s technology is used by thousands worldwide in paper-intensive industries such as healthcare, insurance, banking and finance, government, telecommunications, and mailrooms.

A2iA FieldReader™, a toolkit developed to automatically extract printed and handwritten information from structured forms, A2iA AddressReader™, designed to process envelopes and mail-pieces, and A2iA CheckReader™, comprehensive toolkit for check-processing, now contain the ability to recognize time fields. Returned in a 24-hour format with a confidence score, the engines return three numeric values for the hour, minute and second.

Additional A2iA CheckReader enhancements and features include:
*American Checks:
-Improved recognition on check codeline.
*Brazilian Checks:
-Recognition of identification numbers (CPF and CNPJ numbers).
-Recognition of post-dates on checks (BOA).
*Dominican Republic Checks:
-New country version: Recognition of Dominican checks.
*Italian Checks:
-Improved recognition on amount.
-Improved recognition on date.
*New Caledonian Checks:
-Detection of a signature.

Since its founding in 1991, A2iA has dedicated itself to developing tools that locate, extract and intelligently classify documents, especially those that contain complex and cursive handwritten data. By operating one of the world’s largest private research centers dedicated to automatic document processing with a focus on unstructured content, A2iA is readily able to address the needs of today’s changing environment.

About A2iA
A2iA, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis (, is the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent document classification toolkits. By enhancing solutions from systems integrators and independent software vendors, A2iA allows complex and cursive data from all types of forms, documents and checks, including unstructured handwritten letters, to become part of a structured database, making it searchable and reportable, with the same level of flexibility as printed or digital data. The company’s proprietary OCR, ICR and IWR toolkits do not contain any third-party technology and are available in 23-country versions and 6-languages. By operating the world’s largest research center focused on automatic document processing, with a focus on handwritten and complex data, A2iA is able to address the needs of its users and be proactive in its developments. Proven to reduce costs and nearly eliminate data-entry and manual document processing, A2iA’s technology has been improving business process automation and providing a visible ROI for nearly 20 years as it enhances forms-processing, transaction-processing, content management, document management, and knowledge management systems worldwide. For more information, visit or call +1 917-237-0390 within the Americas, or +33 1 44 42 00 80 within EMEA or Asia.


A2iA AddressReader™, A2iA CheckReader™, and A2iA FieldReader™ are registered trademarks of A2iA Corporation.
Wendi Klein