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Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the mechanical or electronic translation of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. It is widely used to convert books and documents into electronic files, to computerize a record-keeping system in an office, or to publish the text on a website. OCR makes it possible to edit the text, search for a word or phrase, store it more compactly, display or print a copy free of scanning artifacts, and apply techniques such as machine translation, text-to-speech and text mining to it. OCR is a field of research in pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and computer vision. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Optical character recognition)

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Metadata related to 'ocr' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'ocr': 29 (1.7% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'ocr' across all Ariadne articles: 168
  • Average number of references to 'ocr' per Ariadne article: 5.79
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'ocr': 1996-05
  • Trending factor of 'ocr': 0.6 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'ocr':

  1. jeanna nikolov-ramirez gaviria (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. yola park (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. lieke ploeger (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. fedor bochow (see articles on this topic by this author)

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IMPACT Conference: Optical Character Recognition in Mass Digitisation

Lieke Ploeger, Yola Park, Jeanna Nikolov-Ramirez Gaviria, Clemens Neudecker, Fedor Bochow and Michael Day report from the first IMPACT Conference, held in The Hague, Netherlands on 6-7 April, 2009.

April 2009, issue59, event report

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