17.023 a digitization robot

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Date: Mon May 19 2003 - 01:05:03 EDT

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 23.
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             Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 09:56:41 +0100
             From: Norman Hinton <hinton@springnet1.com>
             Subject: Re: 17.022 a digitization robot

    I bet it costs more than a student worker.

    Monday's New York Times included an interesting article on an impressive
    >new automated scanning machine in use at Stanford University. The machine
    >literally turns the pages of books of every format while scanning to
    >graphic images or OCR text of extraordinarily high quality. The potential
    >for automating the conversion of large quantities of text is immediately

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