System and method for processing receipts and other records of users

  • US 8,861,861 B2
  • Filed: 05/10/2012
  • Issued: 10/14/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/10/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for determining record information, the method being implemented by one or more processors and comprising the steps of:

  • receiving a low quality image of a record from a user;

    performing optical character recognition on the image to determine a first set of information items about the record;

    identifying a second set of information items that are likely part of the record but not determinable from performing optical character recognition on the image;

    utilizing another resource to determine the second set of information items;

    determining a classification for the record based on first and second sets of information items; and

    associating the record with a financial resource of the user based at least in part on the classification;

    wherein utilizing another resource includes;

    (i) scanning a plurality of transactions recorded with one or more financial accounts of the user;

    (ii) identifying at least a first transaction that is relevant to the record, based on the first set of information items; and

    (iii) identifying the second set of information items from information provided with the at least first transaction.

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