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Method for Automated Quality Control

Driscoll, Gary F.
Patent Issued:
Dec 09, 2014
Patent Number:
ETS Patent
Document Type:
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Subject/Key Words:
Patent, Active Patent, Automated Scoring and Natural Language Processing, Quality Control, Computer Based Environment, Optical Character Recognition, Score Reports, Digital Images, Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Document Scanning, Graphical-User Interface


A computer-implemented method and system for ensuring quality control over a group of test reports comprising identifying a plurality of areas within a test report that contain data elements, performing optical character recognition on the plurality of areas for each test report in the group of test reports to generate text corresponding to the content in the areas, comparing the content in the areas to corresponding data in a data file from a trusted source, and creating an output report based on the result of the comparison. The test reports may indicate educational test score results and personal identification information for test takers.

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