What is MarkReader?

Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) is a method for collecting data from hand-filled paper forms. OMR is used typically for tests, surveys, questionnaires and ballots. Previously OMR forms had to be scanned using dedicated scanners which in turn required specifically designed and printed forms.


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Key Features of MarkReader

Here are the powerful features that make MarkReader stand out from the competition. Packed with innovative tools and advanced functionalities, this software offers a range of benefits.

  • Assessments
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Convert to PDF
  • Image Pre-processing
  • Data Extraction

MarkReader Pricing

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$ 299
One Time
  • Form design
  • OMR Processing
  • Export forms as PDF/SVG
  • Image import
  • Test scoring
  • Item and frequency analysis
  • Survey reports
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$ 599
One Time
  • Form editor
  • OMR processing
  • Export forms as PDF/SVG
  • Barcode processing
  • Produce image clips
  • Printing forms with data
  • Image import
  • Test scoring
  • Item and frequency analysis
  • Survey reports
  • Rich text box
  • Multi-sheet forms
  • Duplex scan
  • OCR/ICR processing
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MarkReader Specifications

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MarkReader Description

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MarkReader on the other hand, processes images obtained from an image scanner to acquire data from hand-marked forms. The forms are ordinary print-outs that are designed and printed using MarkReader. The data obtained can be exported in various formats (CSV, TXT, DAT)  to be used in third party applications such as exam assessment applications, statistical analysis software etc.

Other than classical OMR processing, MarkReader can process barcodes, OCR/ICR text (characters enclosed in boxes) and can produce image clips from defined regions.

Barcodes can be used for:

  • Precoding examinee ID
  • Precoding exam or form ID
  • Matching sheets of a single form over an AutoFormID

Image clips can be used by third party tools for:

  • Subjective scoring of open-ended questions
  • Acquiring person photo
  • Acquiring signature

Integrated Form Editor

MarkReader provides an integrated form editor which allows designing, customizing and printing forms. You don't need to buy expensive OMR forms and try to adapt your applications to their fixed design.With MarkReader you're free to make as many designs as you wish, and make copies just enough for the application. All you need is an office printer. MarkReader's form editor is specific to OMR forms. It's very easy to learn and helps building elegant forms. The editor has the following features:

  • OMR elements of Grid, Question and List types
  • Customizing look of elements: border, spacing, titles etc
  • Customizing the data produced by each element
  • OMR and ICR elements (characters constrained in boxes)
  • Images (JPG, PNG, GIF)
  • Rich Text Box which allows editing text blocks containing styled text, tables, images etc. Rich Text Box allows pasting rich text from other applications, too.
  • Defining clipping regions
  • Support for Barcodes of various types
  • Exporting forms in PDF and SVG
  • Printing with merge data (precoded OMR, barcode, text or OCR elements) from CSV or TXT datasources.
  • Support for Multi-sheet and duplex forms.
  • 5 Form colors
  • 3 bubble sizes
  • 8 paper types of portrait or landscape orientation.

Scanning and Processing

All MarkReader requires form processing OMR forms is an office scanner with WIA driver. You don't need to buy expensive and dedicated OMR scanners. Besides OMR, you can process barcodes, acquire OCR/ICR text and get image clips. This functionality is either not possible or require extra hardware with classical OMR scanners. Even if its possible, image clips and barcodes slow down classical OMR scanners.

MarkReader's form processor has the following features:

  • Works with every ADF scanner that has WIA interface.
  • It's fats, as fast as your scanner. Even with low-priced 10-20 ppm scanners you can achieve speeds offered by classical OMR scanners. If your scanner supports higher ppm's, processing forms at 6.000 pages/hour is possible.
  • It's accurate. Accuracy is not comprimised for any other feature.
  • Allows importing images from a folder, this way you can scan forms with another software and process using MarkReader.
  • Allows determining mark-threshold.
  • Forms can be processed multiple times without needing to scanning again.
  • Manual corrections are allowed
  • Can export data in CSV, TXT, DAT formats.
  • Can scan multi-sheet forms. Even if the pages are shuffled before scan, MarkReader can match individual pages of a form and assemble data in a single row.
  • Can scan duplex forms.

Scoring and Reporting
Classical OMR scanners only deal with gathering data from forms and leave the rest to the application.

MarkReader provides basic test scoring and survey analysis for most common test/survey applications besides gathering data.
Calculate scores, average groups, analayse and report survey results without even hiring another program!. MarkReader's scoring system features:

  • Ability to score based on sections or courses.
  • t-score, z-score, precentage based scores
  • Weighted cumulative scores
  • Defining question weights
  • Correct or net based scoring
  • Definition of answer key for multiple form-sets
  • Item analysis
  • Frequency analysis and graph
  • Comparison of groups (classes, form-sets, gender etc).
  • Survey and ballot results
  • Survey summary
  • Ability to sort and filter report data
  • Ability to export repots in PDF, RTF, ODT and XHTML formats.

MarkReader is designed for maximum accuracy. Among various other techniques we have chosen the following methods to achieve it:

  • MarkReader uses time-ticks at two sides to locate mark positions precisely.
  • Drop-out color technique is applied for best accuracy.
  • User-defined mark threshold value allows fine-tuning and calibrating mark sensing.
  • MarkReader provides an integrated form editor and does not allow scanning forms designed by other applications.
  • MarkReader can correct and process tilted forms.

MarkReader's application range covers but not limited to the following cases.

Application and registry forms (School, hospital, organization, human resources and other).

  • Education evaluation forms
  • Hotel evaluation forms
  • Multiple Choice and Open Ended Tests
  • Surveys and questionnaires
  • Ballots
  • Attendence tracking

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How much does MarkReader cost?

The starting price of MarkReader is ₹ 21528/One Time. It has different pricing plans:

  1. Express : ₹ 21528/One Time
  2. Professional : ₹ 43128/One Time

MarkReader also provides a free trial to users.

What are the top 5 features for MarkReader?

The top 5 features for MarkReader are:

  • Assessments
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Convert to PDF
  • Image Pre-processing

What type of customer support is available from MarkReader?

The available support which MarkReader provides is:

  • Email
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