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Systems at Work

Reading Handwriting

OCR Camera Mechanism

OCR Camera Mechanism
OCR Camera Mechanism

By 1997, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software could recognize handwritten block letters and translate them into code, then double-check the address against a database of known addresses and names.

Of course, some handwriting is so bad that it challenges even the best machines. Workers read and decipher scanned images of these handwritten addresses. Then they return that information to automated machinery that applies the appropriate routing barcode and moves the mail piece back into the mail stream.

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