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data entry

Human input of data into a structured, electronic format using a keyboard, pen-based tablet, voice recognition or other interface. Data entry contrasts to data capture in that the former requires direct human interaction, while the latter is understood as occurring without human contact.
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The choice of an ASR system configuration was made by comparing the characteristics of the system with the task requirement of data entry by form completion.
Data entry is reasonably fast in all three packages.
Screening is a process that identifies real or potential errors in your data entry. The errors need to be corrected ("cleaned") to the maximum extent possible before analyzing your data.
The elimination of data entry and the errors it creates will free up many more useable hours and increase our customer service levels."
Information-centric devices enter and retrieve text and graphical information via keyboards or handwriting recognition for volume data entry. They include everything from a traditional desktop PC to newer, "thinner" devices such as thin clients, e-machines and hand-held computing devices.
Using a Microsoft NT server operating system and workstations equipped with Microsoft Windows 95, 98, or NT software over a LAN or WAN, the system allows for interactive real-time interface in an application and immediate transfer of cardholder records, reducing data entry costs, data entry errors, and time needed to issue badges.
This is especially important if the nurses complete a "soft copy" for subsequent entry into a computer by a data entry clerk.
Processing data entry forms that contain handwritten responses requires software with character recognition capabilities that dramatically exceed those of standard optical character recognition (OCR) software.
Although the tax preparer can enter data directly on the Internal Revenue Service form screens, the program strongly suggests that all data entry occur on the organizer screens.
Direct and indirect plant labor recording, quality-control data entry, material movement, job and employee status, and time and attendance are standard features.
All the features we needed were to be found in dBase IV, version 1.1: a customized data entry screen, a choice of print formats, and simple retrieval and printing.
Firms that depend on using audit staff or interns for tax preparation may need to continue using input sheets, even if the preparers do their own data entry from them.

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