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Optical Character Recognition
(English) Technique for rapid capture of text into a computer. First the text is scanned, then the image of each character in the text is analyzed and converted into the computer code. Characters that cannot be matched may be displayed on a screen for an operator to enter manually. Modern OCR readers are capable of reading documents containing a mixture of fonts in differing sizes and styles. (See also: IT)
reconnaissance optique des caractères
(French) Technique pour l'enregistrement rapide d'un texte par un ordinateur. Le texte est d'abord scannerisé puis l'image de chaque caractère est analysée et convertie en code informatique. Les caractères non égalés sont affichés sur un écran pour qu'un opérateur peut les entrer manuellement. Les lecteurs OCR modernes sont capables de lire des document avec un mélange de police et de caractères de différents tailles et styles. (See also: IT)
(Portuguese) Técnica de captura rápida de um texto para um computador. (See also: IT)

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