Optical Character Readers is a term used to represent a system that enables the identification and translation of digital texts and numbers into electronic documents. The short form for Optical Character Readers is OCR. On the other hand it is a widespread technology to recognize text inside images, such as scanned documents and photos. OCR technology is used to convert virtually any kind of images containing written text (typed, handwritten or printed) into machine-readable text data.
Optical Character Reader (OCR) is an input device used to read a printed text. OCR scans the text optically, character by character, converts them into a machine readable code, and stores the text on the system memory.