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Don't over think business card scanning

I am amused at the detail of thought and complexity people put into business card scanning, BCR. In my time in the enterprise content management industry, I’ve scanned hundreds of thousands of business cards. Yes I know that is a lot, and no I’m not that...

Why buy what I already own!?

Many people inherit full-page Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology by simply purchasing a scanner or a multi-function (MFP) device. All these pieces of hardware include various software packages and OCR is one of the most common. Often the software is never...

Space Age Optical Character Recognition

There are a lot of technologists out there who believe that optical character recognition has its days numbered and is an aged technology. The belief is that soon paper will go away. This post is for those who believe OCR technology is going away. The reality is that...

OCR makes old systems new

One of the biggest challenges in the IT space, is migration from legacy systems, often mainframe’s, to modern day operating systems and applications. Legacy systems still exist today in the form of classic green screen UNIX systems. Their life has been extended...

On the fly OCR – Click-Entry and Rubber-band OCR

If you were to put the degrees of automation on a scale, you would first have no automation, semi-automation, and the varying degrees of full automation which is dependent on system accuracy. No automation is of course manual entry of documents into an organization....