How Optical Character Recognition Works
Many computer users will deal with a large number of documents in both a home and business context. Digital documents reduce the reliance on paper, can be easily modified, and can be sent instantaneously to other people via e-mail. Many of these documents are digitized using optical character recognition, or OCR, which allows a computer to "read" the words and letters in a document to create an optimized and easily modifiable digital version of that document. For those users with a need to process a large number of documents regularly, batch process OCR is highly recommended.
The Power of Batch Process OCR
Batch process OCR works by digitizing, analyzing, and converting multiple documents in a single session. In earlier methods of OCR, each page of a document would be scanned individually, the OCR software would process that page, then the page would be fully digitized. However, as the processing phase takes up more time than scanning, this method is very labor-intensive and requires a great deal of supervision. Batch process OCR automates this process and makes it simple to process multiple documents more easily.
Using Batch Process OCR to Its Maximum Potential
Using batch process OCR involves scanning a large number of pages at once, much like the automatic feed tray of a copier. All these pages form a batch, which the batch process OCR stores. After the physical scanning of these documents is complete, the batch process OCR analyzes all these pages without the need for a person to attend to it. This means that the batch process OCR can work during idle periods, allowing you to complete other work without waiting for the process to complete. By using batch process OCR to multitask in such a way, you can increase efficiency and productivity without having to sacrifice quality or risk errors in digitizing.