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Public Domain OCR

NIST FORM-BASED HANDPRINT RECOGNITION SYSTEM (RELEASE 2.2)

 

A public domain document processing system was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1994. The system is a standard reference form-based handprint recognition system for evaluating optical character recognition (OCR), and it is intended to provide a baseline of performance on an open application. 

NIST developed a new release in 2003 for internet distribution of its standard reference form-based handprint recognition system for evaluating optical character recognition (OCR). Release 2.2 incorporates all bug fixes generated for previous versions.

Download zip file Distribution file (hsfsys2_2.zip) [5.5MB]

Below are a list of NIST OCR databases that can be used with software:

Special Database 2 - NIST Structured Forms Reference Set of Binary Images.
documentation ,

Special Database 6 - NIST Structured Forms Reference Set 2 of Binary Images.
documentation

Special Database 19 - NIST Handprinted Forms and Characters Database.
documentation [295K]

Special Database 20 - NIST Scientific and Technical Document Database.

[231K]

 

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Created May 13, 2010, Updated November 15, 2019