Seeing how much paper is used in the government and the difficulty of transitioning to paperless.
What it does
Doc-Visual marks regions on a document that contain useful data (Name, Date, etc) and uses OCR (optical character recognition) to save all of the data that is found in a digital form
How we built it
We used Google's cloud vision API to read the text. Python and Flask were used to construct the server that provides the website.
Challenges we ran into
Finding the best way to determine whether a word exists within a certain region or not.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Successfully setting up and using Google Cloud to extract text from a document
What we learned
How to use the Google Cloud platform and how to use Flask to build websites
What's next for Doc Visual
Adapting it to scan more types documents so it can digitize all documents into a digital form