By Topic

Form design for high accuracy optical character recognition

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
M. D. Garris ; Nat. Inst. of Stand. & Technol., Gaithersburg, MD, USA ; D. L. Dimmick

To successfully apply character recognition technology most of the forms currently hand-keyed will need to be redesigned. This paper presents results from a comprehensive study of three versions of a redesigned tax form. Analyses show that using separately spaced character boxes provides superior machine readability over fields containing combs and adjoining character boxes. It is shown that character boxes containing two vertically stacked ovals cause writers much more difficulty. Analyses provide proof that writer idiosyncratic responses on forms are the major source of errors, and proper form design can reduce these errors

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 6 )