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Asymptotic cost in document conversion
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Paper Abstract

In spite of a hundredfold decrease in the cost of relevant technologies, the role of document image processing systems is gradually declining due to the transition to an on-line world. Nevertheless, in some high-volume applications, document image processing software still saves millions of dollars by accelerating workflow, and similarly large savings could be realized by more effective automation of the multitude of low-volume personal document conversions. While potential cost savings, based on estimates of costs and values, are a driving force for new developments, quantifying such savings is difficult. The most important trend is that the cost of computing resources for DIA is becoming insignificant compared to the associated labor costs. An econometric treatment of document processing complements traditional performance evaluation, which focuses on assessing the correctness of the results produced by document conversion software. Researchers should look beyond the error rate for advancing both production and personal document conversion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8297, Document Recognition and Retrieval XIX, 82970N (23 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.912161
Show Author Affiliations
Dorothea Blostein, Queen's Univ. (Canada)
George Nagy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8297:
Document Recognition and Retrieval XIX
Christian Viard-Gaudin; Richard Zanibbi, Editor(s)

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