2 truths and 1 lie: Data capture

Whoa. For the most recent edition of 2 truths and 1 lie, tech guru Giovanna Orlando gave the right answer and explanation in seven minutes.

Seven.

Therefore, we need to get a little trickier. I was going to make all three statements true this time, but when I asked my wife if that might annoy some people, I got the look.

So, ye truth seekers shall find one untruth below.

Know the answer?

Be the first person to leave the correct answer – with the correct explanation of why the lie is a lie – in the comments section and we will reveal you as the winner in the next edition!

Just like Giovanna and our first winner, Michael Sanders.

Can you handle the truth?

Enough talk, it’s time to get down to business. Which statement is a lie, and why?

An innovative data capture solution:

  • Captures content delivered on paper and then performs image clean-up functions like straightening, removing lines, and enhancing characters to better prepare for automated data extraction
  • Uses OCR software to read information, including: typed, hand-printed, barcodes, and marks like check boxes
  • Extracts information, automatically validates the data against existing databases, and then updates relevant systems

We’ll reveal the lie, why it’s not true, and the winner in the next edition of the series.

Good luck!

Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien is a former radio station mascot. A rabbit, if you really want to know. These days, he's a Content Marketing Manager at Hyland and the editor of this blog. An author with an MBA and two books in print, he’s been writing about tech for Hyland for a decade. His industry certifications include CDIA and ecmp.

7 Responses

  1. Jeff says:

    The lie is: Uses OCR software to read information, including: typed, hand-printed, barcodes, and marks like check boxes

    OCR is machine print, ICR is handprint, BCR is barcode, and OMR is mark sense

  2. Very, very close. You took a deep dive into OCR software categories and correctly noted how they capture different information types. Technically, you are correct, sir.

    But there’s another statement out there that’s a whopper …

  3. Raymond LaRoche says:

    I’m gonna go with the first one. “Captures content delivered on paper… ”

    It captures electronic content as well, not just paper.

  4. Raymond LaRoche says:

    I guess it could be the second one. OCR is used for extracting machine-printed text only.

  5. Data Capture captures Data, not information.

    Information demands business rules to be configured in a business rules layer.
    With a business rule automated on a BPM or Workflow, Data can be automatically checked against data on other systems and with business rules properly configured, data can become information and be the trigger to automatic actions, like creating a Case or updating a system.

    Captured data will only be valuable when we can transform it into Information, into actions that unlock the business value of having this data and properly react.

  6. Interesting. And yes, captured data is only valuable when transformed into information. However, please see Raymond’s answer. The “lie” is that innovative data capture solutions can capture much more than just content or data on paper. They can capture electronic information as well. Thank you for a great answer!

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