Convert scanned image of envelope to text (OCR), and use this text for email header, filenames

Josh Whitkin shared this idea 3 months ago
UNDER CONSIDERATION

PROBLEM: As a busy user who receives many types of mail, I must open images to figure out what mail I have received:

SUGGESTED SOLUTION: Convert scanned image of envelope to text (OCR), and use this text for email header, filenames


ALTERNATE SOLUTION: Have a human operator read the envelope and type in key words manually.


MOCK UP OF DESIRED TEXT.

e.g. "IRS Collections Department to Joe Citizen Jan 8 2020. 6 pages"

or "Walmart Customer Survey to Joe Citizen, postcard"

or "Smith Realty to Joe and Jane citizen, A4, 20 pages. A FREE CALENDAR FOR YOU"

or "Citibank: Important Tax Document 2019"

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For us, completing an OCR on the envelope and allowing a search on whatever is recognized would be great. In many cases, this would allow us to search for mail from a specific vendor or customer without having to manually add tags. This is with the understanding that the OCR won't always work but would add a great deal of value to the image.

Thank you.