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Posted by pompos 03/30/2009 @ 13:11

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Canon CanoScan LiDE 200 Scanner - Washington Post
But this model has some drawbacks, including skimpy OCR functions and the inability to scan transmissive items (such as film). The sleek 3.6-pound CanoScan LiDE 200 is roughly the size of a laptop PC and just as portable. I tested a production model,...
Problems with PDFs - Monsters and Critics.com
To do this, you'll need two tools: a scanner and an optical character recognition (OCR) package. Most people have a scanner these days. If you don't, you can find good flatbed scanners for as little as 25 dollars. As for an OCR package,...
Epson Perfection V300 Photo Scanner - Washington Post
In addition, Epson continues to bundle a separate OCR application (Abbyy FineReader 6.0 Sprint Plus), as well as image editing and image management apps (ArcSoft MediaImpression). In my tests, the V300's overall performance was fast....
Tamba creates viral game for OCR - The Drum
A new interactive viral game for Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR) has has been created by TAMBA with the aim of increasing awareness of the OCR Nationals in Science. Apartment 13, a three part cartoon, is aimed at science teachers and...
NZ cenbank chides banks for not cutting rates - guardian.co.uk
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand cut its official cash rate (OCR) last month by half a percentage point to a record low 2.5 percent and said it would keep rates low until late in 2010. It has cut its cash rate by 575 basis points since the global crisis...
OCR Canada Ltd. awarded Motorola's Canadian Partner of the Year - Canada NewsWire (press release)
MARKHAM, ON, May 19 /CNW/ - OCR Canada Ltd., the nationally recognized innovator in auto ID, data collection, mobility and RFID solutions, has been recognized by Motorola as the Canadian partner of the year for 2008 at the North American and Latin...
Oxford Cambridge exam board banks on educational game - Utalkmarketing
Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR) has released an interactive viral game to in bid to increase awareness of its Nationals in Science programme. The game has received over half a million plays in less than a week and hopes to promote the...
Cheerleading could be key to providing equity - The Patriot-News - PennLive.com
Dr. Mary Frances O'Shea, then the national coordinator of Title IX Athletics for OCR, wrote that although there is a presumption that cheerleading is not a sport, determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis. That position reflects the evolution...
Aussies speculate RBA will leave OCR at 3% - TVNZ
A more encouraging outlook for the global economy is likely to persuade the central bank to leave official interest rates unchanged after its board meeting next week. Nineteen of the 20 economists surveyed by AAP expect the cash interest rate to remain...
BRT Joins Adlib Software's Partner Program - PressReleasePoint (press release)
Adlib Express™ will now be available as an added-value component in BRT solutions requiring a best-of-breed server-based PDF conversion, OCR and printing capability. “Currently, we are developing many enterprise transactional applications for Public...


An OCR SDK is a Software Development Kit for developers adding OCR technology into software applications, OCR SDK provide methods for incorporating Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology into forms processing applications, document imaging management system, e-discovery system, or records management solution to extract some parts or all of the texts from scanned and faxed document images.

In order to avoid the difficulties of incorporating Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, some OCR SDK contains a lot of APIs (like ExperVision's OpenRTK contains about 120 APIs), multi Operating Systems support, and multi Programming Language support. As the OCR SDKs become more mature, incorporating Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology into diverse applications will become easier.

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OCR Nationals

OCR Nationals are vocationally-related qualifications which were officially launched by the OCR Board in September 2004. The qualifications are designed to meet the needs of those seeking vocational education in place of the traditional, theory-intensive, academic route. Although the target audience are teenagers (14-19), the qualifications are also suitable for adult learners, much like the GNVQ.

OCR Nationals are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3, and are perceived to be a viable alternative to the withdrawn GNVQs. A great selling point is the equivalence of the Level 2 qualifications to 4 GCSEs.

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Music OCR

Music OCR is the application of optical character recognition to interpret sheet music or printed scores into editable and, often, playable form. Once captured digitally, the music can be saved in commonly used file formats, e.g. MIDI (for playback) and MusicXML (for page layout).

Unlike OCR of text, where words are parsed sequentially, music notation involves parallel elements, as when several voices are present along with unattached performance symbols positioned nearby. Therefore, the spatial relationship between notes, expression marks, dynamics, articulations and other annotations is an important part of the expression of the music.

Modern music OCR packages have accuracy exceeding 99% when a clean scan is used and the notation is not exceptional (e.g. unfilled voices, non-standard symbology, etc.) Because music notation utilizes dots for staccato marks or to extend the value of a note, artifacts in the scan can lead to interpretation problems.

On June 7 2007, Neuratron Ltd (London, England) released the world's first commercial handwritten music OCR software, as integrated into its PhotoScore Ultimate 5 product which also became the world's first music scanning product to incorporate two printed music recognition engines, correlating the results of each to achieve significantly improved accuracy.

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Zonal OCR

Zonal OCR is the process by which Optical Character Recognition (OCR) applications "read" specifically zoned text from a scanned image. Many batch document imaging applications allow the end user to identify and draw a "zone" on a sample image to be recognized. Once the zone has been established on the sample image, this zone will be applied to each image processed so that the data can be extracted from the image file and converted to a ASCII format.

Zonal OCR helps to automate data extraction from digital images. However, zonal OCR, and OCR in general, is not entirely accurate and review of the extracted data will be required.

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Source : Wikipedia