[bksvol-discuss] Re: I have got to try this!!!

  • From: Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:40:19 -0800 (PST)

It's a shame, because it is likely an outdated scanning engine, if that is the 
case.  Just for laughs, I tried a children's book I had PDF'd for Doug to do 
picture descriptions and OCR's it in ABBYY FineReader Pro 10 and mixed pictures 
and text and irregular fonts came through well for me.

I hope Kurzweil and OpenBook update their OCR engines to take advantage of the 
latest enhancements.

I also tested just taking a picture with my camera and OCR'ing that with decent 
results despite no stand or anything and got acceptable results.
 Valerie


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From: Mayrie ReNae <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, January 9, 2012 11:26:17 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I have got to try this!!!

 
Hi Valerie,
 
 I can't  remember what causes the problem.  But I've almost never gotten good  
OCR from a pdf.  That seems to have been the experience with everyone I've  
talked to.
 
If the pdf is an  image of text, and not text itself, I think that's the  
problem. 
 
Sorry, it's one  of those things I can never remember properly.  
 
Mayrie
 
 

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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Valerie  Maples
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 9:12 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I have got  to try this!!!


Really?  I have done it in the past.  What are known  issues?
 Valerie


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________________________________
 From: Mayrie ReNae  <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, January 9, 2012 6:20:19  AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss]  Re: I have got to try this!!!

 
Bummer that file format in which scans are saved is pdf.   That notoreously 
OCR's very badly in most cases.
 
Mayrie
 
 


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 From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Valerie  Maples
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2012 9:53 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I have got  to try this!!!


I would think it would be possible since it is stored on a regular SD  memory 
card in a non-proprietary format (PDF, I think) that can then be  converted by 
any OCR software to RTF.  Since there is no aperture  determination needed or 
focusing involved with fixed length focus, the only  think left is does it have 
smart cropping tech in the saving  process.
 Valerie


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________________________________
 From: Sandi Ryan  <sjryan2@xxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sun, January 8, 2012 6:41:34  PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss]  Re: I have got to try this!!!

 
I hope a blind person can use it.  I don't  care about their software in the 
least, if it can work with Kurzweil 1000.   Most scanners are initially set up 
to take pictures, not do OCR.  That's  why there is Kurzy and OpenBook (don't 
get me started on  OpenBook!!!).
 
I'm gonna have to check this out!  Thanks for  putting me onto it, Valerie.
 
Sandi
 
----- Original Message ----- 
>From: Valerie Maples 
>To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2012 6:34    PM
>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I have got    to try this!!!
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>From what I can tell, it was delayed a year as they worked to make the    
>frame 
>more durable and I saw a newer picture somewhere among the hundred or so    
>pages, but forgot to save that one...
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>It looks like good potential for me and my work style, but not    everyone...
> Valerie
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>Keep up with Nichole's recovery:
>http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nicholemaples 
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