The unintended consequence of fuzzy lookups

This article goes over fuzzy lookup, how it works conceptually, a shocking revelation for your end-users and how to deal with it. Introduction A solid strategy to increase user’s productivity is to deploy your extraction as partial automation with the help of fuzzy lookups. What is fuzzy lookup “Fuzzy search is a technique of finding strings … Read more

How to collect your representative set? A step by step guide

This article goes over the steps that I followed for data/documents collection to build a classifier for my client using the Kofax Transformation Module and the importance of choosing the correct sampling strategy, in this case, stratified sampling. My client receives 18 million documents a year, which was a combination of paper and email. What … Read more

Is automation killing jobs?

The typical, thoughtful answer to this question is a big No with a lecture on the lump of labour fallacy. Also, the answer always finds its way in your typical RPA evangelist presentation. However, I am going to provide a different response this time around. Lump of labour fallacy “In economics, the lump of labour fallacy is the misconception that … Read more

Productivity Framework Part 3 – Insights

This article uses the productivity framework introduced in previous posts to provide valuable insights for running your project in the cognitive capture domain. The Ultimate Goal The hype about AI is as high as it could get; however, capture solutions, cognitive or dumb, are not all about AI. The only goal of a capture solution … Read more

Productivity Framework Part 2 – A step by step guide

This article aims to dive a little deeper into how to measure productivity in a cognitive capture system. The principles introduced here are generic and can be applied to any system. However, we use a Kofax/KTM platform to provide specific examples. If you haven’t read the introductory post about the framework, I strongly recommend reviewing … Read more

Productivity Framework Part 1 – Introduction

This article provides a framework for measuring productivity in a (cognitive) capture system. What is a capture system A cognitive capture system is a software suite that provides capabilities to ingest, classify and separate documents and extract data to drive business processes. A successful capture solution ensures the seamless execution of transactions in operational productivity … Read more

The AI spectrum

When it comes to AI-enabled automation, we need to shift our mindset from a binary state, where we have no automation or full automation, to a spectrum of automation. Cognitive Capture AI I borrowed Andrew NG’s AI spectrum and localized it for the cognitive capture subdomain, focusing on automating field extraction on a document to … Read more