Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology used to convert PDF files, scanned or sometimes photographed images of machine printed characters into digital text data that is searchable or editable in standard desktop applications.

Today, OCR technologies are most widely used alongside other Data Capture technologies to achieve maximise accuracy in text recognition and conversion.  Often Data capture is part of a wider process automation  or optimisation project.

One popular use of OCR is Invoice capture – OCR capture is central to all invoice automation techniques and has gained wide uptake and acceptance. Whilst the data required is similar in nature in all cases, The layouts and value vary and are generally machine printed, meaning that they are perfect for the OCR data capture technique. Other use cases for OCR included Proof of Identity, Forms based processing and  forms of case management where unstructured data is involved as a part of a process.

Methods of  Automated Data Capture and extraction have come a long way since the early days of OCR. Explore the different Methods of Data Capture here or contact regarding your Data capture requirement.

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