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NIST Special Database 2
NIST Structured Forms Reference Set of Binary Images (SFRS)
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The NIST Structured Forms Database consists of 5,590 pages of binary, black-and-white images of synthesized documents.
The documents in this database are 12 different tax forms from the IRS 1040 Package X for the year 1988. These include Forms 1040, 2106, 2441, 4562, and 6251 together with Schedules A, B, C, D, E, F, and SE.
Eight of these forms contain two pages or form faces; therefore, there are 20 different form faces represented in the database.
The document images in this database appear to be real forms prepared by individuals, but the images have been automatically derived and synthesized using a computer.
There are 900 simulated tax submissions represented in the database averaging 6.2 form faces per submission. This significant new database totals approximately 5.9 gigabytes of uncompressed image data including image format documentation and example software.
The database has the following features:
System Requirements: CD-ROM drive with software to read ISO-9660 format.
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