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mark sensing

[′märk ‚sens·iŋ]
(computer science)
In character recognition, that form of mark detection which depends on the conductivity of graphite pencil marks to locate and convey intended information; the information appears as special marks on sites (windows) within the document coding area.

mark sensing

Detecting pencil lines in predefined boxes on paper forms. The form is designed with boundaries for each pencil stroke that represents a yes, no, single digit or letter, providing all possible answers to each question. A mark sense reader detects the marks and converts them into digital code.
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DON'T throw away your old mobile phones, instead donate them to the National deaf/blind charity Sense' Send to the Recycling Centre, Freepost, NAT 5224, Peterborough, PE2 6BR and mark SENSE.
These mark sense scanner systems are used in situations where the respondent must fill in bubbles or checkboxes on a form printed with special ink and marks.
The procedure sheet used by Kaiser Permanente of Ohio is an optical mark sense form.
Other programs read "mark sense" or OMR (optical mark recognition).