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Film Rejects Handling

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000074216D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-23
Document File: 3 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Merritt, EW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Character recognition systems involving film input have two types of recognition output. The value of each digital successively read by the program and characters unresolvable by the program (REJECTS). To complete the recognition process, the identity of all rejected characters must be manually or semiautomatically inserted into the system or the rejected characters must be acknowledged to be unreadable and, therefore, unusable for further processing.

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Film Rejects Handling

Character recognition systems involving film input have two types of recognition output. The value of each digital successively read by the program and characters unresolvable by the program (REJECTS). To complete the recognition process, the identity of all rejected characters must be manually or semiautomatically inserted into the system or the rejected characters must be acknowledged to be unreadable and, therefore, unusable for further processing.

A method of reject correction is to convert the video image to an image comprised of alphanumeric or special characters and printed on the standard printer available on most computer systems.

The flow chart illustrates the major operation of the rejects handling system. The REJECT tape 1 contains the reject data outputted by the character recognition application. The NORMAL tape 2 represents the recognized character values outputted by the character recognition system and a reject code for any character that the recognition system rejected to the REJECT tape 1.

The UPDATED NORMAL TAPE 3 contains:
a) a copy of the recognized character values originally

outputted to the NORMAL tape 2;
b) the character values substituted by the human operator

for the rejects that the operator was able to resolve; and
c) a reject code for any reject that the operator could

not resolve.

The reject display (REJDIS) 4 and the revise rejects (REVREJ) 5 modules represent the program to display the rejected data and the program to merge the recog...