What is OCR (Optical Character Recognition)? Defined in 100 words

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What is Optical Character Recognition?

Optical Character Recognition, often abbreviated as OCR, describes the process of a piece of technology or computer viewing or reading a physical document or image file and understanding the written text displayed on that document or image.

OCR is frequently used to enable text-to-speech, machine translation and text mining.  OCR also offers a tremendous opportunity for businesses wishing to digitize their paper-based processes. 

For example, an MFP equipped with OCR software and synced with document management software can create indexed, automated and paperless digital processes.

Want to learn how OCR can benefit your organization? Take a look at our article on just that!

Cory Porteous
Director of Marketing & Inbound Business Development
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