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Introduction to Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Searchable PDFs

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University Library
Main Library, Room 314: Take the north stairwell (Armory and Wright Street entrance) to the 3rd floor of the Main Library and make a left at the top of the stairs.
Apr 6, 2023   12:00 - 12:50 pm  
Merinda Kaye Hensley
Originating Calendar
Campus Humanities Calendar

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) transforms images with text such as scans of historical documents, book chapters, or even a handout from your class into machine readable and searchable data. This workshop demonstrates the basic uses of OCR software and gives an overview of OCR software available in the Scholarly Commons. You will get an opportunity to try both ABBYY FineReader and Adobe Acrobat. 

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