You're right; Kurzweil wouldn't correct the examples you gave; however, the scanner may not be said to ignore hyphens because, for instance, daylight shouldn't have shown up as divided. It's too bad the submitter obviously didn't really read this book. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 12:18 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] submit better copy > Tracy, > > I definitely think it would be a good thing for you to > submit your better copy. Be sure to put a note in the > comments section that you've looked at both copies and > yours corrects errors that are still in the other > copy. > > I think sometimes scanners mark books as excellent > when they're not, perhaps because whatever they're > using misleads them--for example, if I understand > correctly, K1000 won't catch errors that are correctly > spelled but are the wrong word for the context, or the > numeral one for a capital I. Will it catch words that > are missing half if the first half is a word by > itself? I'm finding a lot of those in the book I'm > validating now, where words are hyphenated at the end > of a line but only the first part of the hyphenated > word is in the scan and it's a word, e.g., "day" but > the second part, "light" is missing, I'm > assuming,perhaps incorrectly, that K1000 won't count > that as an error. And what about words that are > missing altogether? Again, in the book I'm validating > now, there are a lot of those. Presumably the scanner > didn't hold down the book at the binding (it's over > 900 pages and heavy and would ve difficult to do) so > several words at the ends of sentences are missing. > Would K1000 give such a book a lower rating, or does > it just catch spelling errors? > > And please, no one suggest that I reject this book. > It's an interesting and worthwhile book to have in the > collection, and I'm enjoying reading it. Correcting as > I go along is no problem. I can't imagine anyone > rescanning it, but even if they did, it would have to > be revalidated, and I'm sure the whole process would > take longer thanit's going to take me to perfectit. > > Cindy > > - > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around > http://mail.yahoo.com > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list > of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > > > -- > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. > Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.10.5/403 - Release Date: 7/28/2006 > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.