Difference between Fixed forms and Semi- structured docs

  • Last Post 01 April 2019
Mohammed Yunus posted this 28 March 2019


       I went through few Abbyy flexiCapture tutorials online and came up with a question. What is actually the difference between creating document definition for fixed forms and semi-structured docs??


I found one main difference is, in the fixed form, we don't need to specify labels for the fields that are to be exracted. Is that right?? Which means, abbyy purely goes by the absolute area for each fields?? 


Can anybody please share your thoughts on this?


Abbyy_user0707 posted this 01 April 2019

Fixed form field position will not varied form to form. Example : Application forms (Field coordinates should remain same). Unstructured and semi- structured both are nearly same. Field position will vary and we are extracting the data based on the keywords specified in the documents.

Creating fixed forms : http://help.abbyy.com/en-us/flexicapture/12/standalone_administrator/docdefinition_structured

For semi and unstructured : http://help.abbyy.com/en-us/flexicapture/12/standalone_administrator/docdefinition_semistructured