Block types

  • After the automatic Document Analysis took place a document page will
    be “split up in different areas of interest” (= block)

A block may be of one of the following types:

  • Text block
    Corresponds to an image zone recognized as formatted text. The text block should only contain single-column text.

    Screenshot shows FineReader 11, the information is available via API or can be shown to an user via Visual Components
  • Table block
    Corresponds to an image zone recognized as table. It could be a real table or an areas of text that are structured as a table. When the application reads this type of area, it draws vertical and horizontal separators inside the area to form a table. This area is the rendered as a table in the output text. A table's region may only be rectangular.

    Screenshot shows FineReader 11, the information is available via API or can be shown to an user via Visual Components
  • Picture block
    Corresponds to an image zone treated as a picture. This type of block may enclose an actual picture or any other object that should be displayed as a picture (e.g. a section of text).

    Screenshot shows FineReader 11, the information is available via API or can be shown to an user via Visual Components
  • Barcode block
    Corresponds to an image zone recognized as barcode.

    Screenshot shows FineReader 11, the information is available via API or can be shown to an user via Visual Components
  • Checkmark block
    Corresponds to an image zone recognized as checkmark.
  • Block for auto analysis
    Is an area of an image that application should analyze automatically. The application performs the layout analysis procedure that replaces blocks of this type with one or more blocks of some other specific type (text, picture, table, or barcode).