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Let the OCR do the talking for you

I’ve covered various interesting and non-conventional uses of OCR. I would like to talk about a new one, OCR to Speech. The blind community is familiar with technology and it assists them in their everyday lives. The key to OCR to speech is simplicity. When the...

Data Capture – Problem Fields

The difference often between easy data capture projects and more complex ones has to do with the type of data being collected. For both hand-print and machine print forms, certain fields are easy to capture while others pose challenges. This post is to discuss those...

Digital Ink – it's not OCR or ICR

Digital ink is the approach of having a touch screen device that monitors a users movements with a stylus on the screen to determine character was written. This is not OCR or more specifically ICR. Very often companies have asked for OCR technology when they meant...

Not quite as fun as the DMV

Understanding the different licensing that is available for data capture and OCR products can sometimes be difficult, but I assure you that the complexities involved will not be as painful as a trip to your local motor vehicle. There are a few aspects of licenses that...

Dropout, all or none

Color or Greyscale dropout is a great tool for increasing accuracy of extracting data from forms. But a bad dropout is far worse than no dropout. Partially dropped out forms have the ability to confuse data capture technology. These forms are commonly called “Zebra”...