Glossary of Terms
Like any industry, ours uses a variety of terms. If you want to find out what they mean, you are in the right place! Simply click on a letter to see its list of terms. If the term you are looking for isn't listed in our glossary feel free to contact us so that we may help you as well as add it to our list.
“Optical Mark Recognition”
Optical Mark Recognition
Optical Mark Recognition is a form of automated data input. Marks are made on specially printed paper forms using either pencil or a special marker. The forms are then read directly by an OMR scanner or from images that have been previously scanned. The data is then sent to a computer for processing by an OMR software that outputs the results as a data file. The data file can be used as is or imported into another system if needed. Common uses of OMR include: Attendance Registers in Schools, Survey Forms for Market Research, Time Sheets in Factories, Lottery Forms, School Tests, etc.
- Abbreviation: OMR