Definition of optical character recognition in English:

optical character recognition

Line breaks: op|tic¦al char|ac¦ter rec¦og|ni¦tion

noun

[mass noun]
  • The identification of printed characters using photoelectric devices and computer software.
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    • The relevant software such as text-retrieval systems or optical character recognition could be used to do the necessary transformation and processing.
    • They are also at the heart of practical technologies, such as optical character recognition and speech recognition.
    • We had been in contact since my early experiments with optical character recognition in the early 90's.

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