We have several hundred employees processing word documents, mainly applying some defined rules on how the final document should look like. Some of those rules are: title formating, figure positions, text style among others.

I would like to optimise this process and replace the human by AI. The human will move from processing to quality control (QC) so we will have a much higher quality.

  • My question is: How to approach this problem and what would you recommend as initial start point?

Background: I am new to AI, although I've been following this topic closely for about a year, and want to move forward with implementation. I have experience with VBA, PHP, C, C++, and some other languages.

  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to AI! Can I ask, do you mean Microsoft Word documents? (If so, I'd specify. Also, it might be better to use something like "Automated formatting of text documents" for the title. "Treatment" is a little vague, but "Formatting" is a good umbrella descriptor for what you want to do.) $\endgroup$ – DukeZhou Sep 11 '17 at 16:19
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    $\begingroup$ Hi Duke, you're right, it is about MS Word. I edited the title as suggested, thank you. $\endgroup$ – Miloš Aug 23 '18 at 7:41
  • $\begingroup$ What have you done so far? Even though you might sound as a new contributor,but as the rules flow expert answers to question problems,keeping in mind,that being newbie doesn't save your project question from failing. So what have you done so far? So as we can start from $\endgroup$ – quintumnia Aug 23 '18 at 18:58
  • $\begingroup$ @quintumnia, thanks for the comment. So far I was learning about AI and Machine learning, theoretical part only. As this is for now a side project, I do not spend a lot of time on it. The starting point as described in the question is: "How to now link Machine Learning and text processing". Which approach can be used in order to be able to identify, parse and apply some text formatting following specific rules and in the meantime apply machine learning. My apologies if the question is confusing as I'm far from being expert on this topic. $\endgroup$ – Miloš Aug 24 '18 at 10:32

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