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optical character recognition


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The process whereby a device called an optical character reader scans printed characters, or occasionally and less successfully handwriting, performs some form of template matching to identify letters, numbers, or other characters, and inputs the information to a computer or other storage system. See also Pandemonium (1). OCR abbrev.

Subjects: Computing.


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