Off-line OCR converts image formats to text formats (like PDF, TIFF or JPEG to Word or TXT). On-line OCR re...
Off-line OCR converts image formats to text formats (like PDF, TIFF or JPEG to Word or TXT). On-line OCR recognizes dynamic motion during handwriting - for instance, handwriting recognition using a stylus on touchscreen surfaces. Brought to you by the online OCR service - OCR Terminal
OCR can be either online or offline. Online OCR refers to the automatic conversion of text as it is written.
Offline OCR, on the other hand, is the static representation of handwriting as with recognizing a scanned image/pdf.
Lacking the sensor to picks up the pen-tip movements, it cannot say recognize if this line was drawn bottom up or not. An offline OCR service will have no input regarding the order of strokes or characters.
Having said that, imagine the work behind recognizing this piece of text - "Ill see you at 1130pm in the LION HALL 8."
Did you notice this?
The regularity and clarity of your writing style will greatly affect the recognition of characters "m rn w".
Even an online OCR service will have problems recognizing a text thats too small or cursive handwriting.
The advantage of an offline OCR service is that you may OCR your documents any time and even years after it has been written. We do have a number of users digitizing their old documents to reduce storage space and also, make them searchable.
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