Typical Applications for OCR:
- Casual users can use OCR to avoid having to retype entire documents in order to digitize them.
- To build up databases: Input large quantities of papers, books and magazines, etc.
- In combination with text-to-speech software: Once a document is recognized with OCR, text-to-speech software can ‘read’ the article so it can be heard by the illiterate, visually impaired and elderly people.The ‘Plustek Book Reader’ is just one of many applications that offer this functionality.
- To translate text: Users can copy and paste any text, paragraph or article they have converted from books or magazines through OCR into their favorite translation software to quickly translate it into any desired language.