What does ICR mean?
ICR, or Intelligent Character Recognition, is similar to OCR, or Optical Character Recognition. It transforms handwritten texts or numbers into machine-recognisable characters and digital documents.
So what’s “intelligent” about it? Due to semantic coherences the software automatically corrects characters that appear to be faulty, so the user doesn’t have to do this by hand. For example, if the ICR software reads the “h” in hat as an “s” and changes the word to sat, semantic coherences will avoid this mistake. The software recognises that only a noun makes sense here and therefore corrects the failed character recognition.