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Document Understanding Applications Powered by Natural Language Processing

Gain Actionable Insights from Your Unstructured Content

Natural language processing (NLP), entity extraction, semantic understanding, and machine learning are increasingly helping enterprises analyze content and extract meaning and knowledge. Document understanding refers to the automatic extraction, classification, and analysis of text documents utilizing these intelligent technologies. 

As 80% of all enterprise data is unstructured (text, PDF, reports, images, etc.), document understanding applications are key to helping organizations unlock actionable insights within this massive amount of under-utilized data.

  • For example, an organization can examine text documents, such as policies, contracts and legal agreements, financial reports, etc., for specific language and identify those that may pose a risk to the business.
  • In another example, the organization can use NLP and machine learning to automatically identify and categorize a particular document type (legal, finance, marketing, etc.) so that it can be automatically delivered to the appropriate business function.

BENEFITS OF USING NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING FOR DOCUMENT UNDERSTANDING

  • Improve compliance and risk management
  • Internal operational efficiencies
  • Enhance business processes

COMMON DOCUMENT UNDERSTANDING TECHNIQUES

  • Named Entity Recognition
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Text Similarity
  • Text Classification
  • Information Extraction
  • Relationship Extraction
  • Text Summarization

NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING WORKFLOW FOR EXTRACTING INSIGHTS FROM DOCUMENTS

  • Documents can be acquired from multiple sources using secure connectors.
  • Content processing technology can help clean, normalize, and enrich text documents to a consistently high standard, enabling search and analytics applications to perform optimally.
  • For legacy paper documents, OCR (Optical Character Recognition) can convert different types of documents, such as scanned paper documents, PDF files, or images into editable, sortable, and searchable data.
  • NLP and machine learning can then help automatically identify specific pieces of information, such as date, order number, or policy number in digitized documents. The resulted data can then support a multitude of business use cases, including insight discovery and automating processes to improve efficiency.
  • Search and analytics capabilities can be integrated to help enterprise users find and analyze information faster and easier.

CONTENT PROCESSING AND NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY 

  • Content acquisition – acquiring text documents and other types of organizational data from multiple business systems with secure connectors  
  • Unstructured content processing – Aspire content processing framework for efficient processing of unstructured documents 
  • Natural Language Understanding (NLU) framework – a scalable, cost-effective, easy-to-use framework that processes and understands complex business documents and user queries. Learn more about Saga NLU framework 
  • User-friendly search and analytics UI – providing users an enhanced insight discovery experience


Contact us to discuss how document understanding applications can support your business use cases.  

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