Statistics and Analytical Sciences

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Submission Date

Fall 8-12-2018


Industries can improve their business efficiency by analyzing and extracting relevant knowledge from large numbers of documents. Knowledge extraction manually from large volume of documents is labor intensive, unscalable and challenging. Consequently, there have been a number of attempts to develop intelligent systems to automatically extract relevant knowledge from OCR documents. Moreover, the automatic system can improve the capability of search engine by providing application-specific domain knowledge. However, extracting the efficient information from OCR documents is challenging due to highly unstructured format. In this paper, we propose an efficient framework for a knowledge extraction system that takes keywords based queries and automatically extracts their most relevant knowledge from OCR documents by using text mining techniques. The framework can provide relevance ranking of knowledge to a given query. We tested the proposed framework on corpus of documents at GE Power where document consists of more than hundred pages in PDF.