Date Added: Aug 2010
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a technique through which any textual information contained in images are extracted and converted into editable text format. The various OCR software packages which are available in desktop computer with scanner suffer from one primary constraint-MOBILITY. The authors have developed an OCR application for mobile phones. All the procedures needed for extracting the text would be performed within the mobile phone, eliminating the need for bulky devices like scanners, desktops and also laptops. Hence, it would provide the user the much needed 'Anywhere, anytime' feature for OCR.