World first –
OCR software successfully responds to handwritten Vietnamese
～Document OCR software “Prexifort-OCR®”
compatible with Vietnamese, sales to be expanded to Southeast Asian Nations～
Tokyo and Jakarta, February 5th, 2016, NTT DATA Corporation (hereinafter NTT DATA) in a world first(Note 1),
have succeeded in developing handwritten Vietnamese OCR technology. NTT DATA aim to expand this OCR technology throughout
Southeast Asia, starting with the release of the Vietnamese compatible version OCR(Note
NTT DATA's “Prexifort-OCR”, is an OCR software which extracts character information from image data and converts
it into text data. Until now, the high recognition rates of Japanese, English and Chinese (simplified) has been its
strength, being employed by many companies and contributing to efficient operations.
By making “Prexifort-OCR” compatible with the tone symbols characteristic of the Vietnamese language, and also
making it compatible with printed and handwritten Vietnamese, it has become possible
to convert the handwritten applications etc. in Vietnamese into text data. With this, it has become possible to greatly
optimize application inputting operations at banks, life insurance companies etc. in Vietnam.
In regards to Indonesia, PT. NTT DATA Indonesia (hereinafter NTT DATA Indonesia) will conduct sales.
For over 40 years, NTT DATA has been utilizing OCR technology to support operation optimization of core systems in central
government ministries and numerous agencies nationwide. “Prexifort-OCR” is a product based on long-time accumulation
of knowledge, has been employed by many companies in Japan, and is now starting to expand globally into countries such
OCR technology has been widely used in Japan and China,
and has significantly progressed the digitalization of forms, vouchers, and other important documents. However, despite
these promising results, paper-based documentprocessing and storage is still the mainstream in neighboring Southeast
Asian Nations. Eventually,a high demand for electronic document management and OCR technology occurred in many industries,
especially in banks and life insurance companies which deal with multiple application forms. Responding to this need
in Southeast Asia, NTT DATA started the introduction of OCR technology by collaborating withNTT DATA Vietnam to develop
“Prexifort-OCR” product compatible with the national Vietnamese language. After successful introduction in Vietnam, NTT
DATA will begin a full-scale expansion to the whole Southeast Asian market.
Outline and features
“Prexifort-OCR” is an OCR recognition software which extracts character information from image data and converts it into
text data. Special features include highly-accuratecharacter recognition of both handwritten and printed characters,
flexible compatibility regardless of scanner model, and highly integrable with any common application. Two (2) optional
features are provided to optimize user’s document handling, i.e.Electronic Document Management feature which can improve
the ease of document searchingand Image Work Flow feature whichcan shorten lead time of document approval. All the features
available provides an ease in document and data sharing, without compromising information security. Using OCR technology,
operations carried out by users, especially frontline staff, such as input of application data, storage of administration
documents, and search of historic contracts can be semi-automated and significantly optimized.
“Prexifort-OCR” Product website:
(Note 1): According to our research
(Note 2): OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition/Reader,
and is a device that optically reads handwritten and printed characters, identifies the characters by comparing them
with stored patterns, and inputs the character data.
* “Prexifort-OCR” is a registered trademark of NTT DATA in Japan.
* Other product names, company
names and group names are trademarks, or registered trademarks of each company.
NTT DATA plans to expand “Prexifort-OCR” throughout Southeast Asia, aiming towards various industries, starting with banking
and insurance, as well as medical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, logistics, etc. NTT DATA Indonesia, along with NTT
DATA, will start sales of “Prexifort-OCR” for the Indonesian market.
About NTT DATA
The NTT DATA Group is now moving forward with its Global One Team Initiative by combining the expertise and resources from Group companies in Japan and overseas as well as facilitating business collaborations across nations and companies that strengthen the NTT DATA Group’s worldwide brand power as “One NTT DATA”.
Our domestic and overseas companies are working in concert to construct the necessary support structure as quickly as possible in our transition from our previous role as a systems creator into a global business partner that is leading the way to international business success.
With globally proven best practices, NTT DATA Group provides its clients with world-class solutions. Our vast experience in end-to-end solutions for diverse industries, on many different platforms, allows us to deliver measurable results that meet or exceed every expectation. Thanks to our knowledge and expertise with proven onsite, offsite and offshore methodologies and execution processes, we have established our leadership in the marketplace.
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PT. NTT DATA Indonesia
General inquiry: NDID_Info@nttdata.com