For those wanting to know how a search engine might use OCR to index complex printed pages, Bill Slawski believes he has found the answer in a patent updated by Google earlier this year. Slawski tells
us why this is important and what it means to those searching on the Web for information. He explains that the patent application focuses on using OCR for printed documents such as scanned newspapers,
but it also discusses how the different features and aspects of a newspaper page might be interpreted.
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