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Optical Character Recognition
Often abbreviated as OCR, optical character recognition refers to the branch of computer science that involves reading text from paper and translating the images into a form that computers can manipulate (like ASCII codes, for instance). An OCR system enables a user to take a book or journal article, feed it directly into an electronic computer file, and then edit the file using a word processor.
NIST has long been prominent in developing databases that enable users to harness computers to access printed documents.
The codes in the list below have the following meanings:
Special Software 1 NIST Scoring Package, PC, DG