Training ABBYY FlexiCapture for Invoices

The quality of data capture can be improved by training ABBYY FlexiCapture for Invoices. Users can train either before or while processing invoices.

Training is done only on the following kinds of images and in the following cases:

  • the Document Definition cannot correctly detect fields on an image;
  • the user needs to extract data from fields not defined in the ABBYY FlexiCapture for Invoices Document Definition.

When training may be useful

How training works

ABBYY FlexiCapture for Invoices can also be trained while processing documents. The user adds invoice images to the working batch, which are then automatically recognized and submitted for verification. The user verifies the documents and corrects field locations wherever required. This adds the document to the set of sample images for the given Document Variant. Each Document Variant is determined based on the vendor that issued it. Once the program has a sufficient number of document images for the Document Variant, training will begin automatically. In the future, when processing documents that belong to this Document Vendor, the program will use the knowledge obtained during the training process. "Training while processing" can be done by the Administrator or by Operators, provided they have the necessary permissions..

If an Operator could not attain the desired result by training while capturing documents, the Administrator can switch to a special Open Field Extraction Training Batches view and continue training for this special Document Variant. The Administrator can:

  • manage the set of sample images used to train the Document Variant (i.e. add new images and remove those images which he believes to be unrepresentative of the Document Variant);
  • create training batches;
  • add sample images which will not be used for training per se, but will be used when testing the FlexiLayout Variant obtained through training;
  • export the resulting FlexiLayout Variant to ABBYY FlexiLayout Studio or import a FlexiLayout from ABBYY FlexiLayout Studio.

These additional capabilities enable the Administrator to maximize training benefits. Once the desired results are achieved, the Administrator can prohibit "training while processing" for the given Document Variant.

See also:

Training during setup

Training in the Document Variants view

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