e.g. consumer goods industry
Optical character recognition (OCR for short) is of importance because optical input devices like scanners or digital cameras can generally only deliver raster images in pixel form. In other words, the task of OCR is to recognize the represented letters and numbers, including recognizing them as such. Thanks to the higher performance of today's computers and software, downright impressive results are currently possible in this field. Printed text and even handwriting can be reliably recognized and read out (important correspondence) If legibility by human beings is not the focus, known barcodes are used for simplicity's sake. Overall, this technology offers a wide array of possibilities. These include reading the inscription code on a CD/DVD and checking it for completeness .