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1. US20160092423 - FEEDBACK VALIDATION OF ELECTRONICALLY GENERATED FORMS

Office United States of America
Application Number 14502894
Application Date 30.09.2014
Publication Number 20160092423
Publication Date 31.03.2016
Grant Number 09286283
Grant Date 15.03.2016
Publication Kind B1
IPC
G06F 17/24
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
20Handling natural language data
21Text processing
24Editing, e.g. insert/delete
CPC
G06F 17/243
G06F 17/248
Applicants Coupa Software Incorporated
Inventors Donna Wilczek
Gabriel Perez
Robert Bernshteyn
Raja Hammoud
David Williams
Title
(EN) FEEDBACK VALIDATION OF ELECTRONICALLY GENERATED FORMS
Abstract
(EN)

A method and apparatus for form processing is provided, requiring little to no data entry. Upon receiving an electronic notification containing a form, a validation server extracts an electronic contact address from the electronic notification. The validation server then applies a template associated with the sender's electronic contact address to an OCRed document to extract information necessary to generate an electronic form comprising machine parsable data. The sender is then granted access and prompted to validate the electronic form. The sender entity validates the electronic form by making any necessary changes or revisions and by submitting the editable web form. The form's parsable content is then stored directly as data in a database. In some embodiments, the validation server may accept the electronic validation with additional revision information. In these embodiments, the revision information may be applied to future forms received from the sender. Optionally, the revision information may also be used to create a new version of the template specifically associated with the sender's electronic contact address.