Information Technology

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Handwriting Recognition

Handwriting recognition systems use pattern matching to convert handwritten letters into corresponding computer text or commands in real time. Batch recognition of handwritten forms is already embedded into mainstream form sorting and processing systems (for example, for mail and check handling, and other types of financial applications and transactions), and it is not included in this analysis. Digital pens also use handwriting recognition and are covered in a separate technology analysis.

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