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intelligent character recognition

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ICR

n. (ICR, abbr.) ~ A technique of converting images of text, especially handwriting, into machine-readable data that uses patterns to match characters, then improves accuracy through an analysis of the characters in context.

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ICR typically checks words against a dictionary. Some implementations of ICR may display unrecognized forms for manual correction.