ICR refers to intelligent process recognition. ICR software is used to recognize documents, passports, forms, bills etc and converts image files to editable formats. It can instantly read hand written documents. Certain ICR software can recognize up to 90 different languages. ICR software comes with and without the dictionary support options. ICR is actually an extension of the OCR (optical character recognition) technology which could only read machine prints. The ICR technology involves a self learning system known as the “neural system” and imitates the human way of thinking.
Here are a few benefits/features of good ICR software.
- No manual keyboard based entry is required
- Automatic validation
- Batch processing
- Detects forgery
- Image analysis
- Automated image alignment
The next level of technology after the ICR is already evolved and is called the intelligent recognition technology (IRT) and can even recognize cursive scripts/handwriting besides hand prints and machine prints. It is known to recognize poor /bad quality scribbles and cross validates data at high speed and accuracy. Recognition is done not just character wise but over a field. Thus it is very useful in a wide range of applications like forms processing with delivered accuracy level of almost 100% (99.9%).
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