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optical character recognition in Computers topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoptical character recognitionˌoptical ˈcharacter recogˌnition noun [uncountable] technical  computer software that recognizes numbers and letters of the alphabet which are written on paper, so that information from paper documents can be scanned (scan) into a computer
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optical character recognitionThis could include word processing, a database, case management and optical character recognition.One example is the method of recognition using template matching which is applied in both speech recognition and optical character recognition.This can be on-line or off-line recognition of hand-printed characters, or of machine-printed characters using optical character recognition.