Search Result for "optical character recognition":

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Optical Character Recognition OCR (OCR, sometimes /oh'k*/) Recognition of printed or written characters by computer. Each page of text is converted to a digital using a scanner and OCR is then applied to this image to produce a text file. This involves complex image processing algorithms and rarely achieves 100% accuracy so manual proof reading is recommended. (1999-08-26)