15.079 OCR on hand-printed texts

From: by way of Willard McCarty (willard@lists.village.Virginia.EDU)
Date: Tue Jun 05 2001 - 02:05:58 EDT

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 79.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 06:39:55 +0100
             From: Han Baltussen <han.baltussen@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: Re: 15.070 OCR on hand-printed texts

    I once went to see OCR software demonstrated in Holland, which was able to
    "read" Greek as long as one took the time to "train" it (30-60 hours was
    the estimate on fairly regular type like Oxford Classical Texts). It was
    very expensive though (3,000 in 1994) and I am not sure I remember the
    name correctly (ProLector), or that the company still exists. But it was
    impressive I have to say.


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