Applications of Intelligent Vision

  • Bruce G. Batchelor
  • Paul F. Whelan


Optical character recognition (OCR) is concerned with the reading of printed text by machine. The subject was first studied seriously in the 1960s, when it was regarded as a very expensive technology. OCR is now common-place; indeed, it is possible to buy a reliable software package that will read laser-quality printed text, for a few hundred dollars.


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© Springer-Verlag London 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce G. Batchelor
    • 1
  • Paul F. Whelan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WalesCardiffUK
  2. 2.School of Electronic EngineeringDublin City UniversityGlasnevin, Dublin 9Ireland

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