Handwriting recognition technology acknowledged in Dutch invention exhibition

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Prime Vision's High Yield Character Recognition technology (HYCR) has been selected for inclusion in a prestigious exhibition that celebrates significant Dutch inventions in the last 100 years. This recognition technology is the basis of Prime Vision's advanced OCR/ICR that is widely used in automation systems throughout the postal industry.

Patent Parade is a touring exhibition that is scheduled to visit 10 Dutch cities and features inventions and patented ideas from diverse areas: the home, multimedia, sports equipment, environment and medical technology to name but a few.

HYCR has its origins in the 1960s. The technology is ideal for capturing hand written as well as machine printed text and has found a particular niche as the basis for secondary OCR engines.

In this role, Prime Vision's HYCR-based systems complement other OCRs that have been principally designed for machine printed text. With the systems working in tandem the net read rate of letters, flats and parcels is boosted significantly. HYCR is now in use throughout the world and includes various language sets, including Hebrew, Chinese and Tamil.

'Prime Vision is very proud to be included in Patent Parade,' commented Mark Ryder of Prime Vision. 'And the icing on the cake is that our technology is also the basis of the design for a special postage stamp released to mark the run of the Patent Parade Exhibition.'

The exhibition was launched in Delft earlier this year and is currently in Den Haag. It then moves on to Almere, Eindhoven, Arnhem and Rotterdam, with its final destination being Amsterdam in March and April 2011.

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