| || Application of OCR in building bibliographic databases |
Author :Prasad, A.R.D.
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :17(4) ; 1997 ; pp.17-19
Abstract : Bibliographic databases tend to be very verbose and pose a problem to libraries due to the huge amount of data entry involved. In this situation, the two technologies that offer solutions are retroconversion and optical character recognition (OCR). The application of building an intelligent system for automatic identification of bibliographic elements like title, author, publisher, etc is discussed here. This paper also discusses the heuristics in identifying the elements and resolving conflicts that arise 'in situations where more than one bibliographic element satisfy the criteria specified for identifying the various elements. This work is being carried out at the DRTC with the financial assistance of NISSAT.
Keywords : DRTC;Optical chraracter recognition (OCR);Bibliographic database;Digitisation;NISSAT