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OMR

Optical Mark Recognition
A method of computerized input from (usually) paper forms. It is generally distinguished from OCR by the fact that a recognition engine is not required. That is, the marks are constructed in such a way that there is little chance of not reading the marks correctly. This requires the image to have high contrast and an easily-recognizable or irrelevant shape. Most of today's OMR applications work from mechanically generated images like bar codes. A smaller but still significant number of applications involve people filling in specialized forms. These forms are optimized for computer scanning, with careful registration in the printing, and careful design so that ambiguity is reduced to the minimum possible. Due to its extremely low error rate, low cost and ease-of-use, OMR is a popular method of tallying votes.
See also: OCR

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