Acronym for Optical Character Reader: a device that allows a computer to read printed or written information.OCR Paper especially used for capturing information to be read by an OCR reader. The paper must be clean of dirt spots and is made without optical brighteers.
A technology that allows dots or pixels within characters inside a bitmapped image to be converted into an ASCII text file. This text file can be edited.
A method for recognizing printed or written text by a computer. The text is scanned, this scanned image is analyzed to identify characters or digits and this analysis is then translated into a character code system such as ASCII. OCR recognition methods use offline data, based on scanned images.