What is the difference between OCR and ICR?
OCR is used to recognize printed text, which is commonly found in scanned documents and many types of forms. It is a convenient solution for reducing the costs associated with entering text manually when converting documents into electronic format. ICR was developed for handwritten text. It is similar to OCR, only is less limited in its scope, and can recognize different people's handwriting, instead of a few predetermined fonts.
How is ICR used?
ICR is very useful for documents and forms that contain handwritten text, not just printed text. For example, bank checks can be filled in by hand, and cannot be processed using basic OCR technology. With the help of ICR, bank checks can be automated and read with high accuracy. In addition, ICR can be used to automate other types of handwritten forms, such as applications and surveys.
OCR and ICR solutions
It is useful to have a document automation solution that combines OCR and ICR in one tool. For this, CVISION offers Trapeze, a comprehensive document automation tool that makes it easy to process forms and other documents. Trapeze has OCR, ICR, barcode recognition and checkbox recognition, for maximum flexibility. Contact CVISION for more information about Trapeze.