‘RPA 101’: What is OCR?

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    Optical character recognition (OCR) is the extraction of data from scanned files and PDFs and its transformation into machine-encoded text. OCR is an area of research in artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, and machine vision.

    The sources of data might vary from scanned documents, photos of a report, to subtitle text superimposed on an image, and PDF files. For instance, passport documents, invoices, bank statements, digital receipts, business cards, mail, or any other type of printed documentation.

    OCR is extensively used as a form of data entry from printed data records. This technology allows people to digitize data for increased productivity.

    How OCR can be used

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