This paper examines an automated coding system developed by Statistics Canada, Automated
Coding by Text Recognition (ACTR). The information in this paper is from our testing of ACTR
at the Bureau of the Census as well as a summary of Statistics Canada documents. The purpose
of examining ACTR is to evaluate its coding capabilities and successful match rates in order to
determine if coding applications exist at the Bureau of the Census for which ACTR is well
suited. In this paper, we provide an overview of the ACTR system, the capabilities and
limitations of the current system.