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OCR OCR stands for “Optical Character Recognition.” It is a computerized process that enables you to convert a paper document into a computer file that you can search and manipulate using a word processor.
OCR System An OCR system reads text from paper, translates the images of letters, numbers, punctuation marks, etc. into a text-based form, and creates a computer file that contains the translated information. The resulting computer file contains fonts and ASCII codes.
Office of Record The office of record is the office or administrative unit that has been designated for the maintenance, preservation and disposition of record (official) copies.
Official Record Master or official copy of a record.
OLTP Online transaction processing. A class of information systems that facilitate and manage transaction-oriented applications, typically for data entry and retrieval transaction processing.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Is the electronic or mechanical translation or pattern recognition of textual images.
Original Order The order in which records or archives were kept when in active use.
Originals Per-Minute Sometimes referred to as simply OPM; is the number of original documents a photocopier can scan in 60 seconds.
Owner The person or department responsible for a document.