Processing techniques for text capture from a rendered document

  • US 7,818,215 B2
  • Filed: 05/17/2005
  • Issued: 10/19/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/15/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method performed by a handheld text capture device for initiating a purchase, the method comprising:

  • capturing a text sequence from a rendered document using the handheld text capture device;

    identifying by the handheld text capture device a reference to a distinguished product within the contents of the captured text sequence;

    in response to the identifying, presenting on a display of the handheld text capture device to the user an opportunity to purchase the distinguished product; and

    when the user accepts the opportunity to purchase the distinguished product, purchasing the distinguished product on behalf of the user.

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