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 Hanoi, February 5th 2016 NTT DATA Corporation (hereinafter NTT DATA) and NTT DATA Vietnam Co., Ltd. (hereinafter
NTT DATA Vietnam), in a world first(Note 1), have succeeded in developing handwritten Vietnamese OCR technology. The
two companies, with an aim of expanding into Southeast Asian Nations, centered around Vietnam, will release their document
OCR software(Note 2) “Prexifort-OCR®” Vietnamese compatible version in February.
“Prexifort-OCR”, which NTT DATA has been providing, is OCR recognition 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 handwritten Vietnamese, starting with printed 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 and life insurance companies etc. in Vietnam.
With both NTT DATA and NTT DATA Vietnam being jointly involved in the full-scale introduction of “Prexifort-OCR”, we
are planning to introduce it to not only Vietnam, but the whole Southeast Asian region.
In order to support operation optimization for the core systems of central government ministries and agencies until now,
NTT DATA has been utilizing OCR technology for over 40years. “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
While OCR technology is being put to use in Japan and China, and the digitalization of application forms and vouchers etc.
is progressing, processing and storage using paper is still the mainstream in Southeast Asian nations, and there was
a need for electronic document management OCR etc., especially in banks and life insurance companies which deal with
a lot of application forms. From this background, NTT DATA and NTT DATA Vietnam cooperated to meet these needs in Southeast
Asia and developed the Vietnamese compatible “Prexifort-OCR” product and, starting with Vietnam, will begin a full-scale
introduction in the whole Southeast Asian region.
Outline and features
“Prexifort-OCR” is OCR recognition software which extracts character information from image data and converts it into text
data. Special features include correct character recognition of both handwritten and printed characters, flexible compatibility
regardless of scanner model, and realization of smooth coordination without needing to select application. Also, Electronic
Document Management OCR, which improves the ease of document searches and strikes a balance between security and sharing,
and Image Work Flow OCR, which shortens the lead time from proposal to approval, are available as options.With these,
because operations usually performed by the users at the counter, such as application input operations, and electronic
storage / search operations for contract documents etc. can be semi automated, it is possible to greatly optimize operations.
“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” into Southeast Asian countries, centering on banks and the life insurance industry.
About NTT DATA Vietnam
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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.
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For more information, please contact
NTT DATA Vietnam Co., Ltd
Enterprise Sales & Marketing Division
Tel：+84-24-3766-7973 (Ha Noi Headquarter)
+84-28-3513-0260 (Ho Chi Minh Branch)