RE: Introducing PDF2OCR and seeking testers

Hi Jay,
Is the utility available for download?  Is it configured to use a free
OCR engine?  If you get a chance to compare PDF2OCR results with other
tools you use, I welcome your feedback.

Cheers,
Jamal
On Fri, 14 Sep 2007, Macarty, Jay
{PBSG} wrote:

> Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 16:49:47 -0500
> From: "Macarty, Jay  {PBSG}" <Jay.Macarty@xxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: Introducing PDF2OCR and seeking testers
>
> The printkey utility captures the screen (or a specific window) into a
> Microsoft Document Imaging (.mdi) file. You can then use your default
> OCR software to render the mdi file into text. My default is currently
> the OCR from Office Tools which does okay but usually leaves something
> to be desired.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Eileen
> Lafond
> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 4:39 PM
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Introducing PDF2OCR and seeking testers
>
> Where do you get print screen?
>
> Eileen La Fond
> Phone (206) 386-0011
> e.mail Eileen.LaFond@xxxxxxxxxxx
>
> >>> "inthaneelf" <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 9/14/2007 2:29 PM >>>
> I understand, print screen is a small utility that Jay Macarty , put out
> as
> a interim solution for folks that had to deal with screen images sent to
>
> them by clients, to OCR them, so I thought in the spirit of seeing how
> this
> free OCR module that your using did compared to other scanners that are
> free
> also I would run it through it.
>
> and yes, the setup I am talking about is for OCRing a completely graphic
>
> image and attempting to render it into a text version.
>
> I wasn't trying to be offensive Jamal, but testing your program against
> some
> others isn't a bad idea, to give you an idea of how well it, and this
> freebee OCR module does compared to other things out here, that are
> free, or
> included in suite's that a lot of us have?
>
> inthane
> . For Blind Programming assistance, Information, Useful Programs, and
> Links
> to Jamal Mazrui's Text tutorial packages and Applications, visit me at:
> http://grabbag.alacorncomputer.com
> . to be able to view a simple programming project in several programming
>
> languages, visit the Fruit basket demo site at:
> http://fruitbasketdemo.alacorncomputer.com
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 5:29 AM
> Subject: Re: Introducing PDF2OCR and seeking testers
>
>
> > FYI -- the 1.0 release version is considerably better than the beta
> > version due to performing OCR on a page-by-page basis and to the
> > convenience of converting any number of PDFs in a directory with a
> > single command.  PDF2OCR does work on text-based as well as
> image-based
> > PDFs, but the results on text-based ones are generally not as good as
> > with other utilities that extract the text directly rather than
> > analyzing the picture of each page.
> >
> > Jamal
> > On Thu, 13 Sep 2007, inthaneelf wrote:
> >
> >> Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 15:52:12 -0700
> >> From: inthaneelf <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> Subject: Re: Introducing PDF2OCR and seeking testers
> >>
> >> and print screen, lets see how this freebee works out, smile
> >>
> >> and Jamal, I appreciate what your working on, just want to make sure
> your
> >> getting at least 60% of what your hoping for out of it.
> >>
> >> inthane
> >> . For Blind Programming assistance, Information, Useful Programs, and
>
> >> Links
> >> to Jamal Mazrui's Text tutorial packages and Applications, visit me
> at:
> >> http://grabbag.alacorncomputer.com
> >> . to be able to view a simple programming project in several
> programming
> >> languages, visit the Fruit basket demo site at:
> >> http://fruitbasketdemo.alacorncomputer.com
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Lloyd Rasmussen" <lras@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 3:47 AM
> >> Subject: RE: Introducing PDF2OCR and seeking testers
> >>
> >>
> >> > If someone wants to submit a sample, I can run it through the PDF
> tools
> >> > that
> >> > come with OmniPage 15.  Also, someone else should run the sample
> >> > through
> >> > the
> >> > image printer and OCR built into MS Word.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Lloyd Rasmussen, Kensington, Maryland
> >> > Home:  http://lras.home.sprynet.com
> >> > Work:  http://www.loc.gov/nls
> >> >
> >> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> >> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:programmingblind-
> >> >> bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jamal Mazrui
> >> >> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 5:42 AM
> >> >> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> >> Subject: Re: Introducing PDF2OCR and seeking testers
> >> >>
> >> >> I would expect better results from Kurzweil 1000, which uses
> arguably
> >> >> the highest grade commercial OCR technology.  The free Adobe
> Reader
> >> >> does
> >> >> not do OCR, so would not make the sample file accessible.
> >> >>
> >> >> Jamal
> >> >
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