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Definition Edit

Optical character recognition (OCR) is

a technology that uses an optical scanner and computer software to “read” human handwriting and convert it into electronic form.[1]

Overview Edit

The technology allows dots or pixels to represent machine-generated characters in a raster image converted into digitally-coded text. In addition to recognizing and coding text, OCR programs attempt to recognize and code the structural elements of a document page, such as columns and non-text graphical elements.

References Edit

  1. U.S. Census Bureau, Glossary (full-text).

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