automatic character recognition

automatic character recognition

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′kar·ik·tər ‚rek·ig′nish·ən]
(computer science)
The technology of using special machine systems to identify human-readable symbols, most often alphanumeric, and then to utilize this data.
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By eliminating all the extraneous information on the document, automatic character recognition is dramatically improved.
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