ABBYY added in ABBYY FineReader new benchmarks in order to identify medical handwriting. Thanks to the additional module MedText users FineReader will not have more independently decrypted prescribed by doctors prescriptions or treatment: it is enough to scan a paper version of the document and to recognize it with the program.
ABBYY FineReader MedText
According to Ivan Bodyagin, Director of the Department of products for recognition ABBYY, 12-th version of FineReader company has significantly improved recognition of complex Arabic language, and used approaches have helped us work with handwriting doctors. The Arabic script looks for people who do not know the language as a complex series of related elements: often visually quite difficult to find in the words of the individual letters. Therefore, recognition of the Arabic language is traditionally used the approach that recognizes not the individual characters, and an entire word. Similar problems usually arise when trying to parse the handwriting of doctors, so the experience of recognition languages with complex script was extremely helpful when creating ABBYY FineReader MedText.
The system of recognition of medical documents based on probabilistic graphical models (PGM), Bayesian networks (BN) and hidden Markov models (HMM). ABBYY FineReader detects the signature of the doctor large blocks. In the most difficult cases, the program processes the entire line as a single object recognition, turning the image into a graph probability state, which later crystallized meaningful text.
When creating the module MedText ABBYY has pioneered a new Method of detecting the internal logic of the letter. With its help it is possible to determine which flourishes in the row correspond to the letters, and which were added by the doctor for the shop.
The real breakthrough was the System decrypt medical abbreviations. Contribution to its creation was made virtually all employees of ABBYY, and users of programs of the company, ever who got sick or received from doctors prescriptions. All their help and direction were carefully analyzed by linguists. Through this work the System decrypt medical abbreviations used in ABBYY FineReader allows you to not only translate the recipe in readable text, but also explains to the user what is really meant by the doctor.
Now ABBYY is working on a mobile version of ABBYY FineReader MedText that users can recognize written prescriptions immediately after leaving the doctor’s office.