Difference between OCR and OMR.

Q14. What is the difference between OCR and OMR?

Ans. An Optical Character Reader (OCR) is used to read characters of special type font that are printed on conventional paper with conventional ink.

On the other hand, an Optical Mark Reader (OMR) is used to transcribe marks that are marked with a dark pencil or ink on a special preprinted formĀ  (e.g., answer sheet of the multiple choice question paper where a choice of answer can be reflected by shading the appropriate box).

An OCR also comprised of a logical system that attempts to determine which of he possible characters is being examined.

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