Greetings, UiPath Community!
Lately we have continued the series of improvements on the Validation Station (this time for the Activities used in the Action Centre), performance as well as other fixes here & there.
As a summary, we have worked on:
Showing only Classified Page Ranges in the Validation Station of the Action Center
With this release, we have enabled the “Create Document Validation Action” to send only the relevant page ranges to the Validation Station in the Cloud, so that Knowledge Workers using the Action Center can focus on only the document part of their interest, instead of seeing extra pages which they do not need to review or process!
This also results in increased performance, as only relevant document pages, dom and extraction results are sent to and from the Action Center, to the “Wait For Document Validation Action And Resume” Activity - where they will be picked up for further processing.
Note: The ShowOnlyRelevantPageRange option can only be configured on the “Create Document Validation Action”, having the “Wait For Document Validation Action And Resume” using the same value for it (as configured previously).
Performance Improvements - OCR as Local Server
We have worked on improving the general performance of the product. Among others in this sense, we have enabled RPA Developers to use locally installed packages of OCR engines for Documents and Screen Scraping, providing for the two corresponding OCR activities (Screen OCR and Document OCR) the option to “UseLocalServer”, not requiring an AI Center hosted model, but rather running on the robot’s local machine. The activities require the UiPath.ComputerVision.LocalServer and UiPath.DocumentUnderstanding.OCR.LocalServer respectively package installed to use the local server mode.
Exporting ML Extractor Training Data into a Dataset
In addition to the Output Folder, we are now providing the possibility of sending data from Validation Station directly to a Dataset in your AI Center Tenant.
When using the Dataset option, the activity will send the data to a folder called “fine-tune” within the selected Dataset, where the Data Manager expects it to be and from where it imports (and removes, after import - so do use both the AI Center Dataset and the local folder property if you want a backup for it).
Keeping up to date with a .net 5 upgrade
We have adapted the OCR.Activities and OCR.Contracts to support .net5 framework.
The usual - stabilization & bug fixing
We have worked on small improvements of the digitization results and boxes around them, as well as the UX of the Template Manager and the Validation Station.