What do we understand by OCR?

In a digitized world, processing information quickly and accurately is critical. OCR, or Optical Character Recognition, plays an important role in this. But what exactly is OCR and how does it work? In this article, you’ll learn more about this transformative technology and how it’s used in intelligent systems like DocBits.

What is OCR?

OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition and is a technology that allows text to be extracted from various types of documents. These can be scanned paper documents, PDF files or even digital images. The extracted text is then converted into an editable and searchable file.

How does OCR work?

OCR works in several steps:

  1. pre-processing: the document is prepared for text recognition. This can include removing noise or adjusting brightness and contrast.
  2. text recognition: special algorithms analyze the document and identify characters and words.
  3. post processing: the recognized text is corrected and optimized. This can include the correction of spelling errors or the recognition of punctuation marks.
  1. output: the text is saved in an editable format such as TXT, DOCX or PDF.

Applications of OCR

OCR is used in a wide range of industries and applications:

  • Document management: automatic classification and archiving of documents.
  • Finance: Fast processing of invoices and receipts.
  • Healthcare: Digitization of patient records.
  • Business process automation: Scan and process contracts, purchase orders, and other business documents.

OCR and DocBits

DocBits uses OCR technology as one of its core building blocks. However, DocBits‘ OCR capabilities are much more than just text recognition. By integrating swarm intelligence and other advanced technologies, DocBits can take OCR to a new level.

Why is this important?

The OCR technology in DocBits is designed not only to recognize text, but also to understand that text in context. This enables extensive automation and optimization of business processes.

How is DocBits different?

Unlike traditional OCR systems, which are often optimized only for specific document types, DocBits can process a wide range of documents. Thanks to its swarm intelligence, the system is able to continuously improve and adapt to new challenges.

How is DocBits different?

OCR is a powerful technology that enables the extraction of text from various documents. Combined with intelligent systems like DocBits , OCR becomes a powerful tool for automating and optimizing business processes.

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What do we understand by OCR?

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