Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 338.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 06:58:06 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@KCL.AC.UK>
Subject: best OCR software?
> from: Christian Koch <email@example.com>
> date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 16:17:40
> to: humanist@Princeton.EDU
> subject: Fw: Best OCR software?
> I'm wondering if some of you have a clear favorite among optical
> character recognition programs (OCRs)? I used to do a fair amont of
> scanning/OCR some years ago but have not kept up on what the current
> state-of-the-art is. I'm looking for the best in terms of lowest number
> of errors, ability to handle at least English and German (French would
> be nice), and whatever other bells and whistles such programs have these
> days. Have any of you found that it makes a significant difference as
> to the quality of the scanner (flatbed) that you use? I have a cheapy
> scanner right now which is fine for the graphics work I've been doing.
> I'm assuming the quality of the scanner is not a big part of a good OCR
> setup as long as the scan rate is within acceptable limits (I don't
> remember now the stats on my scanner since I can't get at it from where
> I am at the moment). I'm interested in software that runs on WindowsXP.
> If this topic has been exhaustively treated on HUMANIST recently and I
> somehow missed reading it, maybe someone could just point me in the
> right direction. Otherwise I'd be happy to hear from anyone either
> privately or through the list.
> Many thanks!
> Christian Koch
> Oberlin College
> Oberlin, Ohio
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