CMC successfully completes one of the world's largest census project for RGI
New Delhi, May 28, 2004
CMC Limited (A Tata enterprise), a leading systems integrator and global provider of IT services, announced today the successful completion of one of the world's largest census project using Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) for the Office of Registrar General of India.
CMC won the census 2001 project of Registrar General of India against stiff competition. The project involved processing of 228 million census forms collected during the Census 2001 from households all over India. The processing of 228 million forms was to be completed in a span of 2 years by scanning and Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) of forms. We achieved 90 per cent recognition rate with less than 2 per cent false positive rate.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr R Ramanan MD and CEO, CMC pointed out that, "CMC is the first Indian company to have executed one of the world's largest census project using ICR technology. The challenge of the project was its sheer size and multi-locational nature. We were able to successfully complete it 5 months ahead of the target schedule. The experience gained would be leveraged for replicating the solution within the country and abroad."
CMC's Approach and Solution offered to RGI: CMC offered imaging solution with ICR Technology, based on the world leaders in the Census application by Top Image Systems (TIS) of Israel and High-end scanners from Kodak Ltd. The CMC solution included development, customisation and tuning of ICR software and workflow management of complete scanning and processing operations at 15 RGI Data Centers spread across the country in a two shift operation involving close to 150 scanner operators/ supervisors. In addition, 1,500 RGI staff were trained in ICR Technology and the relevant software.
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