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Image Processing of Facsimile Data Report - Initial Technical Assessment

Errol Rowe and Martin V. Appel

RR 94/01,02/09/94

This paper examines the feasibility of conducting surveys through the use of facsimile and intelligent character recognition technology. Intelligent character recognition (ICR) is sometimes used to describe software which can recognize typed or hand printed numbers and letters. We tried to determine if facsimile and ICR technologies have progressed to a level where their use in survey collection and processing is competitive with the traditional method of data collection; i.e., "mail-out/mail-back" and clerical keying. This research was presented to the CASIC Committee on Technology Testing.
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