What is OCR?
OCR is optical character recognition. It is a technology that enables a computer to recognize printed text, even if the text has been scanned, and therefore generated from an image file. Scanned documents can be problematic because they give users access to text as one complete image, without separating individual characters. OCR software is able to resolve this problem.
How does ICR differ?
ICR differs from OCR because it works with handwritten text rather than printed text. This technology is actually far more flexible, because it must be able to adapt to many different writing styles and recognize them all. ICR is often used in software in conjunction with OCR in order to process documents and forms than contain handwritten and printed components.
OCR and ICR imaging software
Imaging software, which is used to automate the processing of scanned documents, can contain ICR as well as OCR. This combination gives you maximum flexibility in the types of documents that you can process. CVISION offers a document imaging solution called Trapeze, which contains both OCR and ICR. To learn more about Trapeze, contact CVISION or download a free brochure.