Character recognition

String Reader5 is a step for reading character strings that are engraved, etched, marked, printed, punched or stamped on surfaces. The step is based on a sophisticated OCR technique that uses geometric features to locate and read character strings where characters are well separated from the background and from one another. The step handles strings with a known or unknown number of evenly or proportionally spaced characters. It accommodates changes in character angle with respect to the string, aspect ratio, scale, and skew, as well as contrast reversal. Strings can be located across multiple lines and at a slight angle. The tool reads from multiple pre-defined or user-defined Latin-based fonts. In addition, character strings can be subject to user-defined grammar rules to further increase recognition rates.

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String Reader

5. Requires a supplemental license.

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