Optical character recognition/definition

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Optical character recognition (OCR) is the electronic translation of scanned images of printed text into editable text.

At Distributed Proofreaders, the abbreviation OCR is used in various contexts (and tenses/forms) to refer to:

  • OCR software - the software that performs optical character recognition,
  • the process of using optical character recognition software,
  • the person using optical character recognition software, and
  • OCR text - the editable text produced by optical character recognition software.

For more information about optical character recognition, see the full OCR article in DPWiki.