The Fantastic World of OCR!

In this edition of Brass Techs, we are going to explore the wonderous mysteries of OCR.

We should probably tell you that by “wonderous mysteries” we just mean that we’re going to give you the basics. However, do not fret, though these mysteries be basic, they be wonderous! [Pardon my grammar, but all this talk of mysteries had me saying that to myself in a thick pirate accent.]

Basic Survival Tips for OCR:
1. Watch out for poor quality text in your source documents.
2. Consider the limitations of OCR technology with regards to handwriting.
3. Make sure that you have the proper technology to address issues associated with foreign languages.

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