Leveraging Optical Character Recognition Technology for Enhanced Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance

International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering
© 2023 by SSRG - IJCSE Journal
Volume 10 Issue 5
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Saikiran Subbagari

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Saikiran Subbagari, "Leveraging Optical Character Recognition Technology for Enhanced Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance," SSRG International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering , vol. 10,  no. 5, pp. 1-7, 2023. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23488387/IJCSE-V10I5P102


The surge of financial crimes, such as money laundering and terrorist financing, has led to increased regulatory oversight and compliance obligations for financial institutions. Money laundering involves concealing the origins of unlawful funds and presenting them as legitimate. Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations aim to prevent the exploitation of financial systems for money laundering purposes. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, combined with AI and machine learning, offers significant benefits in enhancing AML processes. OCR can automate data extraction from documents and help financial institutions identify and report suspicious transactions. This paper explores the use of OCR in AML, discussing various OCR techniques and their advantages and limitations. It also highlights how OCR improves accuracy in customer data screening and addresses challenges in implementing OCR-based AML systems. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of adapting OCR systems to changing AML regulations. The integration of OCR with other AML technologies and the future trends in AI and machine learning advancements are also discussed. Overall, OCR technology plays a crucial role in automating AML processes, improving accuracy, and enhancing compliance in the fight against money laundering. Staying informed about regulatory changes and adopting advancements in OCR technology is essential for financial institutions to effectively combat emerging risks and protect against financial crime.


Compliance, Financial Crimes, Anti-Money Laundering, Machine Learning, Fraud Detection, Optical Character Recognition.


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