What is optical mark recognition software?
Optical mark recognition software is a type of document automation software that recognizes marks in scanned documents. The most familiar form of optical mark recognition is found on bubble sheets that are used for standardized tests, surveys, and other types of automated forms. Other formats of optical mark recognition include horizontal and vertical lines, which are sometimes preferable because they are easier to mark.
Advantages of optical mark recognition software
The key advantage of optical mark recognition software if the amount of time and effort that it saves for the user. For example, when administering a multiple-choice test, optical mark recognition software enables you to grade hundreds of answer sheets instantly, and minimizes the possibility of error if used correctly.
Picking the right optical mark recognition software
Because there are different optical mark recognition tools available, it is important to consider your options before picking one. In general, it is most important to prioritize accuracy. In addition, if you want the flexibility of processing different types of information automatically, you may wish to try a solution that also optical character recognition and even intelligent character recognition for handwritten text. The best all-around document automation solution is Trapeze from CVISION. Download a free brochure for more information.