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Intelligent Document Capture with Ephesoft by Clifford Laurin, Michael Muller, Ike Kavas, Pat Myers

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Elements of document capture projects

There are three aspects to a document capture project. They are as follows:

  • The destination of the documents
  • The location of the documents and systems
  • The type of documents to be processed

The destination of the documents

Document capture systems can be categorized in the following two ways:

  • Scan to archive: These are documents that are scanned into repositories for long-term storage with easy access. The main purpose for this is to maintain archives. For example, a hospital may scan patient records into an electronic records management system to keep a permanent archive. Scan to archive projects generally are implemented in the following two ways:
    • Backfile conversion: Transforming old paper documents into meaningful ...

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