[bksvol-discuss] Re: Lose the stripper!

  • From: "Pratik Patel" <pratikp1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 19:56:22 -0500

The stripper needs to be refined and not completely removed.  As I've
already said in one of my e-mails, it's not only the stripper that's at
fault.  The DAISY conversion tool along with the Braille Conversion tool is
probably also at fault.  Let's not haste into something that we ay regret.
Yes, there are imperfections; yes, there are difficulties with the tools
that Bookshare uses.  But, frankly, we can use more tools and not less.
Marissa's suggestions are absolutely essential.  We all find that we have
different experiences with various tools and we'll need to bring our
difficulties to someone who will carefully evaluate the problem/s and come
up with a statement of these problems before deciding what needs to be done
with it.


Pratik Patel
Interim Director
Office of Special Services
Queens College
CUNY Assistive Technology Services
The City University of New York
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Lose the stripper!

Let's scrap it.  I leave in page numbers and breaks but take out the 
author's name and the title at the top of pages carefully letter by letter 
as I go.  The messiness at the top makes bookshare books come across as 
messy output.

I think we can learn to do this well so the stripper is not 
necessary.  Obsessing about it means validating books takes much too long 
as witness the discussion on the list.  If we can get the ocr package 
people to get the remove headers to work that would be good.  What is the 
judgement about the one in version 9?


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