what is OCR | Optical Character Recognition | OCR basics

This page describes OCR basics. The term OCR refers to Optical Character Recognition. It also mentions how OCR software works.

• OCR is the short form of Optical Character Recognition.
• It does translation of images into recognizable machine editable text.
• OCR also refers to recognition of printed text.
• It is used to make scanned documents text searchable.

How OCR software works

OCR-Optical Character Recognition

The OCR software or algorithms embedded in OCR scanners or OCR pens convert images into readable text. MATLAB programs are also available which does image to text conversion.

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