Decipher IDP terms

Batch type

A batch type is a specific project or group of documents. The settings defined at the batch type level give you flexibility to you define different configurations for different document groups.

A batch type contains:

  • Settings - import, export, language, etc.
  • One or more document types
  • A classification model (optional)

Document type

Each document type is assigned to a Document Form Definition (DFD).

When automatically classifying documents Decipher IDP will separate the documents into classes corresponding to their document type.

Document Form Definition (DFD)

A document form definition is a template that you configure which tells Decipher IDP which data to extract from a document. Use the form to define a set of fields and table columns you need to capture from a document. It also defines validation rules, database lookups, keywords, etc. You will need a separate document from definition for each different document types.

Classification model

A classification model knows how to classify certain document types. You create a classification model by providing Decipher IDP with pre-labeled documents so it learns the difference between different document types, for example to distinguish an invoice from a purchase order.

You can create many Classification models and assign each of them to a different Batch type in one system.

A classification model can be constantly updated to increase its accuracy based on the user’s input during data verification.

Validation lists

Lists are used for data validation and also help to increase capture success rate and reduce OCR error rate. For example you can import a list of all the Vendor names. Then if the OCR engine misreads text, the software can correct that mistake by looking for that value in the list. If a value is captured that is not in the list the software will highlight it for the operator to correct.

Lists are automatically imported from your ERP system or a database and are configured at the batch type level.