optical scanning: Makrolog's Optopus (41)
Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@VM.EPAS.UTORONTO.CA)
Sat, 22 Apr 89 22:37:41 EDT
Humanist Mailing List, Vol. 2, No. 875. Saturday, 22 Apr 1989.
DATE: 04/22/89 TIME ====> 08.41.13
FROM: ZRSZOT1 AT DTUZDV2 PROF. DR. WILHELM OTT
ZENTRUM FUER DATENVERARBEITUNG
[The following from Wilhelm Ott, rightly instructing me to look to
my own software fair for the answers to scanning questions. I am
grateful to Prof. Dr. Ott for raising the issue. Many of you
may not realize the attention being paid to optical scanning here in
June, not only in the fair (where Makrolog's Optopus, Calera,
Texpert, and Kurzweil are scheduled to exhibit) but also in
a special session on optical scanning, organized by Malcolm Brown
of Stanford, in the conference itself. --W.M.]
Dear Dr. McCarty,
I reply to your question with one of your favourite comments to
similar enquiries: have a look at the Tornto Fair in June 1989.
It is worthwhile to have a closer look to the Makrolog "Optopus"
exhibited there. One of its advantages over the Kurzweil is that
it has no preoccupation at all what letters or characters are
looking like or how they should be interpreted.
Experience shows that it scans texts with good results where the
KDEM did not succeed at all.