document image processing
- noun a system for scanning documents, such as cheques, and storing the information in a retrieval system
- noun the process of scanning paper documents, performing OCR on the contents and storing this on disk so that it can be searched for.
- The storing and retrieving of information in the form of electronic images of paper documents. For example, a series of documents may be scanned, and then stored in the form of bitmapped images. Similar to microfilm, signatures, drawings, hand-written comments, and other markings are left intact, though it does occupy comparatively more storage space. Its abbreviation is DIP.