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Introduction to Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Searchable PDFs

Event Type
Scholarly Commons, Main Library
Main Library, Room 314
Feb 22, 2022   11:00 - 11:50 am  
Originating Calendar
Savvy Researcher Workshops - University Library

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) transforms images with text such as scans of historical documents, book chapters, or even a handout from your class into machine readable and searchable data. OCR opens up a realm of possibilities for research and accessibility. This workshop demonstrates the basic uses of OCR software and gives an overview of OCR software available in the Scholarly Commons, and you will get an opportunity to try both ABBYY FineReader and Adobe Acrobat. As a result of this workshop, you will be able to identify which OCR software is suitable for your needs and have an understanding of the OCR process. 

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