OCR Database Creation – Imagine walking into a new job managing a bookstore and gift shop. Your “to-do” list involves meeting assistant managers and employees, getting the big picture on the annual budget, contacting vendors and reviewing the inventory. To your horror, you discover the entire inventory – over 20,000 unique, individual items from t-shirts and bumper stickers to thousands of titles in a wide range of categories – are all cataloged and managed by hand. You are left holding the entire business in a 15-pound three-ring binder, gasping for air as you imagine the months of painstaking transcription ahead of you. If only there were a magically easy, reliable and streamline way to create a usable, organized database from all that handwritten data…
Tracking handwritten receipts and inventories is a nightmare, even for the smallest business. It takes time and attention to every tiny detail to sort it out – and you will still be missing a button here, a pair of shoes there. And don’t even get started on the boxes of old receipt books up in the attic!
Now take a deep breath, and relax, because the future is here. Optical Character Recognition (abbreviated OCR) is exactly what you need for database creation from handwritten data. OCR Database Creation is the latest advancement in artificial intelligence. It is sophisticated software that uses pattern recognition and computer vision to translate handwritten hard copies into digital characters and fonts. (1)
The first versions of automated character translation were used in the early 20th century to recognize specific characters on microfilm and to translate text into braille for the visually impaired. In the 1970’s, text-to-speech synthesizers and “Omni-font” OCR’s were developed and used in the public sector for the first time.
Ever since, the demand for faster, smarter and more versatile OCR software has buoyed the technology into the 21st century. OCR’s with multi-font, multi-lingual and multi-format capabilities are at your fingertips. The amazing advances in this technology have created the possibility of rapidly and reliably transcribing handwritten data into an organized and usable database.
While the technology is not perfect, make sure you are getting as close to perfect as possible. Most “free” or “day” OCR’s have an average accuracy of 65-75% – which actually means you will have to go through each page and manually edit each mistake. Furthermore, many of those “downloads” won’t adjust the formatting to distinguish between lists, a form, block text or database.
When you have a lot of information that requires accurate and detailed correlation, you should use OCR database creation by print2eforms. Our translation accuracy is over 95% and you can customize the format for digitization. We specialize in OCR database creation from handwritten data and can customize your database to fit your business’ needs. Our services are reliable, professional and guaranteed.
Contact us to start saving time and money converting that 15-pound three-ring binder into a paperless, weightless digital database.