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Technical Analysis

Alternatives to Optical Character Recognition

As a starting point, OTA examined possible alternatives to optical character recognition technology for postal automation.

OTA concluded that the strongest competition to postal automation is likely to come from electronic mail. If a significant portion of the paper-based mainstream were to divert to either Generation II (electronic input-hardcopy output) or Generation [11

(electronic input and output) electronic mail, then the need for optical character recognition technology would be reduced. However, in a previous (1982) study of electronic mail and message systems, OTA found that, even under very optimistic assumptions about growth of electronic mail, there most likely will be a significant residual volume of paper mail at least through the year 2000.

major

effects

of electronic

competition

are likely to

be

delayed for

at least 10 to

15

years.

From

this vantage

point, there

is a window

of

opportunity

for further use

of

Therefore, while electronic mail is a strong competitor of postal automation, the

paper-based

automation

technology.

Some leaders in the optical character recognition industry already recognize that

“the current information

information revolution promises to replace the traditional

has

been

carried

(paper)

with

electronic

media....

Thus,

media on which OCR provides a

bridge between the Paper Age and. the [formation Age. It

aids

users

who

have

one

foot

in

each

era.

But

as

the

is a transitional system which (electronic) Information Age

matures, the role of OCR promises to with increased opportunities before the

diminish.... The irony is that electronic axe falls” (Schantz,

OCR 1983,

will be p.?).

faced

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