Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR)

ICR is an acronym which stands for Intelligent character recognition. It is a handwriting recognition system that allows fonts and different styles of handwriting to be learned by a computer in order to generate a textual value of a scanned section of handwritten text. ICR is most frequently used to decode predefined areas on fixed forms. ICR is not frequently applied to decode an entire page of handwritten text, and almost never applied to analyze a page of mixed machine printed and handwritten text.