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Re: It's not as easy as it sounds

Posted by Alan on September 06, 2003 at 06:35:48

In Reply to: It's not as easy as it sounds posted by Researcher on September 06, 2003 at 05:53:40:

My correspondance with someone on the staff revealed that the only reason they hadn't allready posted "The Girl Who Wouldn't" was simply because they were waiting for somebody to write a commentary. They are now discussing what their policy should be. Hey about sheding some light on this issue? Inquiring minds want to know!

As far as the technical issues you mentioned:
I agree with you that Optical Character Recognition (OCR) isn't 100% perfect, but even low-cost OCR engines have about a 95% accuracy rate, which means there will be only minor editing to do.

I use the Kurzweil 1000 OCR software, and it has no problem dealing with multiple collumns. I will admit that Kurzweil 1000 is at the high-end ($995) but I've even used OCR programs costing under $300 that did an adequate job. I just like the Kurzweil 1000, because it has a lot of bells and whistles that make it easier for a blind user. For sighted users, there are more affordable choices.