On the Mocavo blog, company founder Cliff Shaw described the process, which first involved developing OCR software that could "perfectly separate handwriting from typewritten text."
Now, Shaw says, the company is getting closer to the "Holy Grail" of being able to accurately read handwritten text. "With limited vocabularies (potential answers), we’re achieving 90-95% accuracy," he writes.
They still have work to do to achieve the ability to read handwriting of a wide range of styles, and to overcome problems with faded or ink-spotted documents I mentioned above. Read about the software and see examples on the Mocavo blog.
|Imagine having software package that can index a hand written document such as this without human intervention. That would truly be the holy grail of software.|