TITLE

Which documents are good candidates for OCR?

AUTHOR(S)
Warner, Tim
PUB. DATE
November 1993
SOURCE
Macworld;Nov93, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p95
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Explains how optical character recognition (OCR) users can determine the effectiveness of the handling of their documents. Ideal document for OCR; Complications regarding type; Output quality; Special cases involving newsprint, fax paper and text with colored background.
ACCESSION #
9401104044

 

Related Articles

  • Optical Character Recognition [OCR].  // Automatic I.D. News;Mar97 Supplement Buyer's Guide, Vol. 13, p24 

    Presents optical character recognition [OCR], a technology which has been used in commercial applications since the 1950's. Uses of OCR; Two main approaches of OCR; Three categories of OCR; Difference of OCR from bar code.

  • Optical character recognition (OCR).  // Automatic I.D. News;Jun95 Special Issue, Vol. 11, p10 

    Discusses the optical character recognition (OCR), an automatic identification technique. Reading of stylized fonts; Advantage of OCR over bar codes; Approaches to OCR; Poor printing affect; Limited accuracy in recognition of characters; Categories of OCR/ICR readers.

  • Precision Optical When Glasses Aren't Enough.  // Oklahoma Woman;Sep2009, Special section p6 

    The article offers information on magnifiers provided by Precision Optical in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

  • OCR for PCs: Overcoming the myths. Seymour, Jim // PC Week;6/13/94, Vol. 11 Issue 23, p81 

    Opinion. Comments on the usefulness of optical character recognition (OCR) tools for personal computers. Cost of Dest equipments with OCRs in the seventies; Accuracy and convenience of OCRs; Caere's OmniScan Pro 5.0; Myths about OCRs.

  • Computer eyeballs. Baxter, Roberta // Odyssey;Sep97, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p42 

    Features optical character recognition (OCR) scanners. Ability of the scanners to analyze and identify images or letters; Utilization of OCR in the US Post Office; Light source of OCR systems; Suggested activity on the use of eyes as an OCR system.

  • New OCR scanners offer a quick alternative to juggling business cards. LaPolla, Stephanie // PC Week;8/30/93, Vol. 10 Issue 34, p26 

    Reports on the development of business card scanners by three companies. CardGrabber from Pacific Crest, Cypherscan from CypherTech and SCan-in-Dex from Microtek; Features; System requirements; Price; Contact information.

  • Windows packages tackle the low end of OCR realm. M.M. // PC Week;10/25/93, Vol. 10 Issue 42, p38 

    Reports on Ocron Inc. and Corex Technologies Corp.'s announcement of their Windows optical character recognition software. Extracting information from business cards and storing the information in a database; Scanner versions.

  • OCR to read for blind.  // Automatic I.D. News;Oct95, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p21 

    Mentions a new service which uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to create audiotape versions of any printed text. Specifics on the service which is available through B3 Communications, a document conversion service bureau.

  • OCR vendors expand reach. Teague, Stacey // InfoWorld;5/8/95, Vol. 17 Issue 19, p36 

    Reports on several software developments with optical character recognition (OCR) technology. Maxsoft-Ocron Inc.'s Recore 4.0 Software Development Kit for Windows; Xerox Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc.'s OCR products offering document format recognition; Caere Corp. and Maxsoft-Ocron's recognition...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics