American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- abbr. optical character reader
- abbr. optical character recognition
- Oxford, Cambridge & RSA (examinations (board))
- computing Optical Character Recognition
- Office for Civil Rights (US)
- Office of the Chief Rabbi
- v. To perform OCR (optical character recognition).
“We have learned that OCR is not suitable for non-Arabic characters and how difficult digitizing maps it is last week.”
“Software that canconvert an image into text is often referred to as OCR,which stands for Optical Character Recognition.”
“For instance, it has a built-in OCR (for “optical character recognition”) system that interprets the text in photos, graphics files, handwriting from a tablet computer, or even words from audio and video files, and then lets you find that text with a fast indexed search.”
“FWIW, the stuff I’m trying to OCR is pretty straightforward.”
“It’s time to take the vestiges of the old media away, leverage what a newspaper like OCR is good at and really integrate it into a community.”
“Today we have something called OCR optical character recognition – which will save your eyesight … and a whole lot of typing.”
“This is the Web site for the federal Office for Civil Rights OCR, which is responsible for receiving and investigating claims of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations; includes information about your rights under the law and ways to keep your medical records private.”
“Besides, the subsampling used for antialiasing also contradicts the idea of OCR in a way.”
“The software includes a program called Smarthru which can be used to manage printing and scanning and also includes basic OCR, which is a bonus.”
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