Algorithm For The Correction Of Irregular Margins In OCR Applications
Original Publication Date: 1979-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
In normal typed text, the left margin and indentations are established by the typist. The margins are usually even excepting the indentations thereto. In an optical character recognition (OCR) system. the physical alignment mechanism is not present in the scanner to maintain perfect orientation of the original document. Hence, during the character recognition process an unevenness of the left margin may be introduced in the final page of the text. Described below is a process which forces the left margin and indentations of the scanned text page to a predetermined tab rack to correct this unevenness.