Browse Definitions :
Definition

intelligent character recognition (ICR)

Contributor(s): Shanta O'Connor

Intelligent character recognition (ICR) is the computer translation of manually entered text characters into machine-readable characters. In practice, characters are entered in a rough printed form from an I/O device, and the image of the captured data entry is then analyzed and translated into the machine-readable characters. ICR is similar to optical character recognition ( OCR ) and is sometime used in combination with OCR in form processing.

Before ICR and OCR technology, form processing was performed by data entry operators who read and then manually keyed in data from paper forms into electronic forms on a computer, which were of the same format as the paper forms. Data taken from paper forms included typewritten or computer-generated font s, handwritten characters, check boxes and bubbles, bar code s, and signatures. Today, form processing consists of scanner s, OCR and ICR technology, and forms processing software that automates this process and takes a fraction of the time with approximately 98% accuracy, the same achieved by data entry operators.

This was last updated in March 2011

Join the conversation

3 comments

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

please give the download link ICR i need
Cancel
Just go to IntelligentCharacterRecognition.com
Cancel
to make the link below live:
http://ntelligentcharacterrecognition.com
Cancel

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

SearchCompliance

SearchSecurity

  • computer worm

    A computer worm is a type of malicious software program whose primary function is to infect other computers while remaining ...

  • Single Sign-On (SSO)

    Single sign-on (SSO) is a session and user authentication service that permits a user to use one set of login credentials (e.g., ...

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

    Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a certification issued by ISACA to people in charge of ensuring that an ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

SearchStorage

  • VRAM (video RAM)

    VRAM (video RAM) is a reference to any type of random access memory (RAM) used to store image data for a computer display.

  • Kilo, mega, giga, tera, peta, exa, zetta and all that

    Kilo, mega, giga, tera, peta, exa, zetta are among the list of prefixes used to denote the quantity of something, such as a byte ...

  • flash memory

    Flash memory, also known as flash storage, is a type of nonvolatile memory that erases data in units called blocks.

Close