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TLA Series: What Does OCR Mean?

 

by John Stucky

Welcome back to our TLA series. TLA stands for Three Letter Acronyms, and this is our effort to help explain what they mean. Today we are covering OCR.

OCR stands for optical character recognition. This is the process of taking an image and having it machine read so that the text and data off of that image can be stored as the actual characters instead of just the image itself. An example of this would be to take a picture of a typed document and process it through an OCR engine. The result should be the letters, numbers, and actual data from the document, in addition to the image. Accuracy of these systems varies wildy from system to system, and to date there's been very little progress in high-volume reading of handwritten information. However, typed content and barcodes can provide significant improvements in efficiency to automatically capture the data off images.

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