Meaning of "data recognition"

the identification of printed characters using photoelectric devices and computer software.

optical character recognition

optical character recognition

n. Abbr. OCR
1. Electronic identification and digital coding of printed or handwritten characters using an optical scanner and software specialized.
2. The technology involved in this process.

op′tical char′acter recogni`tion

optical character recognition

n n.
the process or technology of reading printed or typed text by electronic means and converting it to digital data. Abbr.: OCR
[1960-65]