Bylaw OCR & data capturing

Enhance the effectiveness of your organization with Optical Character Recognition and data extraction for bylaws. Process bylaws automatically and securely with Klippa. 
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All of the possibilities for bylaws

Our machine learning technology can automate many bylaw-related business processes via our APIs and SDKs.
Scanning all bylaws
Converting document type and improving quality of images
Converting data in bylaws to text, sent in UBL, CSV, XSLX or JSON
Bylaw data capturing
Classifying bylaws
(Cross)validating data in bylaws
Bylaw management
Workflow optimization

Data extraction from bylaws

An image speaks more than a thousand words. Below is an example of the three steps our OCR engine takes to automatically extract data from bylaws.

Uploading bylaws to the API

The first step is providing a picture or a PDF file of a bylaw document to our API. Usually this is done from a mobile app, email, FTP or web application.

The document can be sent cropped or uncropped (with some kind of background). If it is sent uncropped, the Klippa API will automatically crop the document.

Image to text using OCR

As soon as the picture or PDF file has been received, each page is converted to a TXT file. In this step all the text from the document is extracted, but it is not yet structured.

Getting JSON output from the API

The Klippa Parser takes the TXT gained from the OCR in step 2 and converts it into structured JSON using machine learning. The JSON is then returned as output from the API. The bylaws are now searchable and important data fields like categories, members, statements and more have been extracted.

From here the bylaws can easily be processed into your database or stored as a searchable PDF. Wether you are processing bylaws for legal, M&A or other purposes, Klippa is here to help.

The image on the left is a simplified example of the JSON response.
Reduce costs
Use Klippa and spend less money on processing bylaws.
Improve speed
Automatically convert bylaws into digital searchable text. Find case files based on keywords, categories, members and more.
 Reduce errors
Prevent human errors with high quality data extraction on bylaws. Identify mistakes automatically.
Prevent fraud
Automatically recognize errors, duplicates, risks and fraud.
What bylaw details are extracted?
Below, the default extracted data fields (checkmarks) and automated checks (locks) are listed. These can be tailored to your needs. On request, additional fields can be extracted.
Document type
Country of origin
Bylaws language
Entity names and details
Statements of purpose
Categories (Committees, Officers, Meetings, and more)
Conflicts of Interest
Keywords
Searchable text
Applicable law
Reference to other legal documents
Dates and validity
And many more options
Find duplicates via image hashing
Identify fraudulent documents via crosschecks
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Frequently Asked Questions

What does bylaw OCR cost?
The pricing structure for Klippa bylaw capturing depends on the amount of fields, the document volume and the page count. Both pay per use and monthly licenses are available. Get in contact with our solution architects to get an exact quote.
What types of bylaw can be processed automatically?
Klippa can extract data from any type of bylaw. Commonly processed bylaws involve board of directors, committees, conflicts of interest, meetings, terms and conditions and many more.
What are common use cases?
Bylaw data extraction can be done for various reasons. Usually with regards to M&A, risk and compliance. Klippa can digitize bylaws to make them searchable, classify bylaw categories, identify certain issues, extract specific bylaw data, and much more. Whatever your use case is, Klippa can help you out.
What languages does Klippa support?
We support all languages in the Latin, Greek and Hebrew alfabet. Other languages can be supported on request by training our machine learning models.
Is Klippa bylaw capturing GDPR compliant?
All the services that Klippa offers are fully GDPR compliant. Not only do we have ISO certified servers within the European Union for processing, we can also set up servers in other countries to conform to local legislation. A data processor agreement is in place. We do not store any of your or your customers’ data after processing.

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What are bylaws?

Bylaws, sometimes also spelled as “by-laws”, are the legal documents that outline the rules, regulations and guidelines a company sets. They are established by the board of directors when they form their company.

Bylaws discuss issues like corporate officers, the board of directors responsibilities, how they are elected, terms of office, how and when board and shareholder meetings will be held, and how the board of directors functions.

The purpose of bylaws is to establish the company’s management structure, procedures and dispute resolution processes. As such, they serve as an operating manual for the organization.