Optical Character Recognition (OCR): An Introduction

11 February 2019, 11:00 - 12:30

IT Training Room, University Library

Optical Character Recognition is a term used to describe techniques for converting images containing printed or handwritten text into a format that can be searched and analysed computationally. This workshop will introduce several such tools along with some practical techniques for using them, and will also highlight OCR and related services offered by the Digital Content Unit at the Cambridge University Library.

Tutor: Oliver Dunn

Level: Introductory / Foundation

For more information and to book, click here

This course is open to Cambridge University research students and staff who want to gain experience in digital research methods. No prior knowledge of programming is required, however, participants will need to bring their own laptop to the sessions.

Spaces are strictly limited and sessions must be booked in advance.