Social Security Administration

OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and eFiles

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Currently, documents submitted into electronic folders in our agency are only searchable on an as needed basis. The OCR process can then take several minutes, depending on the side of the document. If documents could be processed using OCR when they are added to the electronic folder, this would render them searchable immediately. It would also be possible to make entire electronic files searchable. With appropriate training on how to use this technology, this process could potentially save countless manhours in the field.

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Idea No. 4191