Accession Number : ADA018713

Title :   OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Software Development.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 74-Jul 75,

Corporate Author : PATTERN ANALYSIS AND RECOGNITION CORP ROME N Y

Personal Author(s) : Forsen,George E. ; Kane,Paul C.

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : The project effort resulted in an evaluation of a correlation technique as implemented in an existing computer software program, as applied to automatic recognition of typeset printed characters which were sampled and digitized on a high-resolution scanner. Examples of Cyrillic and Latin text were extracted from several Russian technical journals. Also recorded were examples of non-character figures such as wood-chip and print-through blemishes, plus some graphics material. The data were edited and prepared and the results viewed on DICIFER, the RADC image-processing facility. The bulk of the correlation processing was performed using existing software (somewhat modified) from the DIMES package, and run on the RADC HIS 635 and 6180 computers.

Descriptors :   *Optical character recognition, *Image processing, Symbols, Typography, Alphanumeric data, Histograms, Computer programming, Algorithms

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE