Gusto. has filed a patent for a database management engine that allows users to create fillable digital documents by mapping interface elements onto form documents. The engine can suggest mappings based on similar documents and automatically adjust element positions to avoid overlap. Recipients can then complete the digital document. GlobalData’s report on Gusto gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Generating fillable digital documents by mapping interface elements onto forms

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Gusto Inc

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240028643A1) describes a method for processing form documents by receiving a form document with fields, selecting a candidate document based on similarity criteria, displaying the form document with interface elements from the candidate document, and generating a mapping between the two documents. The method involves comparing field types and positions, performing semantic analysis, and modifying the form document based on the mapping. Additionally, the system includes a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium and a hardware processor to execute the method steps, as well as instructions for selecting candidate documents, performing semantic analysis, and modifying the form document based on the mapping.

The method outlined in the patent application aims to streamline the processing of form documents by automating the selection of candidate documents, analyzing field types and positions, and generating mappings for efficient data processing. By utilizing similarity criteria and semantic analysis, the system can enhance the accuracy and efficiency of mapping between form documents and candidate documents. Furthermore, the system allows for modifications to the form document based on the generated mapping, providing a comprehensive solution for document processing tasks. Overall, the patent application presents a novel approach to document processing that leverages technology to improve the user experience and streamline data management processes.

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