[bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning:

  • From: "BlindGeek" <yakkoman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2008 09:47:47 -0800

Is there an OpenBook 8?  I just checked the Openbook Downloads section of FS's 
website but could only find updates to get it to 7.02 (with a few build numbers 
added on that elude me for the moment, but it's the version I already have).  
Am I looking in the wrong place?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Guido Corona 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 6:58 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning:

  OpenBook v6 is very old.  Since then there have been significant advances in 
accuracy of text recognition.  You may still be in time to obtain a low cost 
upgrade to Openbook 8.  You may want to contact Freedom Scientific at 
  In most cases, current OCR packages have little problems with title pages.  
Conversely, in olden days title pages were. . . terrible. 


  Guido Dante Corona
  IBM Research,
  Human Ability & Accessibility Center,   (HA&AC)
  Austin Tx.
  Phone:  512. 838. 9735.
  Email: guidoc@xxxxxxxxxxx
  Web:  http://www.ibm.com/able

  ". . . Maybe it was only those who were most certain they were right who were 
guaranteed to be wrong. And that maybe, just maybe, those who questioned the 
most were in the end those who came closest to being wise."
  [David Poyer, The Command]

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  I lay the book on the scanner with the back cover facing left and the front 
cover facing right. But every Time I lay a page of the book like that on the 
scanner especially the title page it comes out jibberish like abunch of letters 
and a bunch of periods. I use a epson scanner as well. I use use version 6 of 
openbook. Could that be why the title page comes out unreadable? 
  Is there a version of open book that can recignize text better than version 
6.0 of open book? 

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