OCRers

Update: Screen shot of the “OCR Layers” (just shapes!)  https://thesophic.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/i-just-ocrd-the-birth-certificate-at-600dpi-what-did-i-find-shapes/
Updated – most recent: https://thesophic.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/excellent-video-explanation-on-fake-birth-certificate-it-was-not-ocrd/

Digital artifacts. Letter recognition. Separation. Etcetera. OCR has difficulty reading cursive letters. You’d be better off using a threshold tool and selecting all of the white background, then inverting the selection, then copy & paste it where you want it. There is too much variation in the BC & too much cursive writing for it to pick up anything. While we’re on the subject….why would anyone be editing the file to begin with? Regardless of how they did it, the real question is why? Just like it should be simple to just produce the BC in the first place, it should be equally as simple to scan it or take a photo. If they had done that we wouldn’t be discussing any of this. We should be discussing the economy, healthcare, our own national disasters, etc.

The purpose of an OCR scan is character recognition. It’s crude and unreliable as you will see. OCR is not graphics software, it is merely a utility tool. Here’s what OCR deciphered from the new BC with the green background:
CERTIFICATE
OF.
LIVE
BIRTH
DEPARTMENT
OF
HEALTH
FILE
151 NUMBER 61
10611
(Type
) lb.
Middle
Name
le.
Lut
N.,..e
BARACK
HUSSEIN
OBAMA,
II Thio Birth
)(
4.
If
Twin
or Triplet,
Sa.
Wu
Child
Bom Birth
IotO
2nd0 3rd0
Date
Month August Honolulu
Street
Addreu
6085
Kala.nianaole
Highway
11.
Mother’
M.UIIniJ
Addreu
YeoO
No~
r
Full
Name
of Father 9.
BARAK
HUSSEIN
OBAMA
African
“10.
AIJe
of
Fother
II.
Birthplo<<
(hwul.
sea
..
..
F…;p
Counuy)
12o.
Uoual
O.eupatlon
12b. Klad of
Buoin-
or
Induotry
25
enya,
East Africa
..Y
13. Full
Molden
Nome
of Mother
STANLEY
ANN
15.
Ap
o(Mother 16.
Blr1hplaee
(hJand,
State
or
Foreian
CounlrJ’
18
{u
20.
Date
Aeeepted
by
Loeal
Res.
21.
AUG
-8
1961
~
23.
Evkl.aee
for
Delayed
FiliniJ
or
Alterotioa
Student
c)
University
14.
Raee
of
Mother
DUNHAM
Caucasian
Type
of
Oceupatln
Outoide
Home During
Prepaney
17b. None
I
CERTIFY
THIS
IS
A
TRUE
COPY
OR ABSTRACT
CJIT
TXE
RECORD ON
FILE
IN
THE
HAWAII
STATE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Dote
Lut
T.
O~~
“?h
.
.D.
~TATE
REGISTRAR

OCR seems really reliable, doesn’t it? OCR is just a raw recognition tool for simple shapes and letters. It doesn’t create a white outline. It doesn’t change fonts to bitmap format and leave the background in jpg or some other format. Doesn’t happen. This document was clearly edited by an amateur graphics designer, who made the rookie mistake of not flattening the layers and saving the final graphic as a single raster file. People who are on the “Obama Train” will continue to come up with irrational reasons for this flub, and try to explain it away. Obama could have presented a piece of wide-ruled kiddie notebook paper with his info written in purple crayon and they would accept it as authentic.

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