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State of the Art in Arabic ORC: Qatari Research Efforts

State of the Art in Arabic OCR: Qatari Research Efforts

November 26th, 2020

Since the mid-1940s, there has been extensive research and publications on character recognition. With most of the published work being on Latin characters, and Japanese and Chinese characters emerging in the mid-1960s. Despite almost a billion people worldwide using Arabic...

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Overview of Arabic OCR and Related Applications

Overview of Arabic OCR and Related Applications

November 25th, 2020

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a generic term used to characterize technologies that recognize text within scanned documents, and photos, to help convert them into a digital format. OCR technology is used to convert virtually any kind of images containing written...

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Examples of Optical Character Recognition Tools

November 25th, 2020

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) refers to computer processes for converting images of printed, typed, or handwritten texts into text files. A computer requires OCR software to perform this task. This allows retrieving the text in the image and to save it in a file that...

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Smart Apps for PWDs using OCR

Smart Apps for PWDs using OCR

November 25th, 2020

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a technology that allows you to transform different types of documents into editable and searchable content, recognize and transform text or print documents, such as scanned paper documents, PDF files, or digital camera images, and...

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Making Social Media Accessible for All – Twitter

Making Social Media Accessible for All – Twitter 

November 25th, 2020

Making Social Media Accessible  This article will showcase some of the ways Twitter has been designed to be accessible to people with disabilities, thereby enabling everyone to share and access content in a manner that makes the most sense to them. The article is...

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An approach to accessible digital map experiences

October 5th, 2020

As a former cartographer, and now an accessibility and user experience consultant, I’ve always been interested in the topic of accessible maps. This topic is also a challenge to many of our clients, who worry about the accessibility of the maps on their web sites and...

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