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character recognition


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A process in which a machine senses and encodes printed characters that are also readable by a person. The characters may be printed using a special magnetic ink and/or a special style of character, but modern software can read good print, in a variety of type fonts. Software is becoming available capable of recognizing hand-written script though this has scope for considerable improvement. See MICR, OCR, ICR.

Subjects: Computing.


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