Hello to all friends of Document Understanding!
One of the most important characteristics of any OCR engine is its speed on CPU and we have made significant investments in the past year to improve the speed of Uipath Document OCR when running on CPU. This has been a common request especially from customers with On Premises deployments of AI Center or Automation Suite.
We have heard these requests and today we are releasing in Preview the UiPathDocumentOCR_CPU ML Package for AI Center On Premises! For On Prem connected deployments it should become visible automatically. For Offline deployments follow these instructions.
This is an ML Package which can be deployed in exactly the same way as the tried and trusted UiPathDocumentOCR ML Package, with the following differences.
- it will only run on CPU
- it is optimized to run on CPU, so you should see a 3-4x speedup when running in workflow, and 5-10x speedup when using it to import documents into Document Manager
- accuracy is slightly lower than the UiPathDocumentOCR ML Package, and it is similar to the OCR.LocalServer Studio package
- handwriting support is not included on this release - it is only in the Cloud version at this time
This should help to increase the throughput of your Document Understanding automations.
Your friendly Document Understanding team.