Automatic Redaction of Private Information Using Relational Information Extraction

Meeting name

Document Recognition and Retrieval XIII

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San Jose, CA

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Conference Proceeding

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We report on an attempt to build an automatic redaction system by applying information extraction techniques to the identification of private dates of birth. We conclude that automatic redaction is a promising concept although information extraction is significantly affected by the presence of OCR error.


Data protection; Optical character recognition; Privacy


Computer Engineering | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Theory and Algorithms


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DOI: 10.1117/12.643126