Thanks, Jake. That's what I thought. I admit that I don't read posts that seem to have information that would not relate to what I do, but that is the impressson I'd gained from what I did read about K1000's ranking--which might explain why some books are rated Excellent or good and really aren't. smile and sigh Cindy --- Jake Brownell <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Cindy, > > As we've discussed before, Kurzweil 1000 merely has > a few more approaches to > using a standard spell checker than does other > programs. Rank Spelling for > instance, simply orders the words the spell checker > finds by the number of > times they occur in the document. There's really > nothing else different > about the feature. > > So, no, no, no, and no, Kurzweil won't find words > that are split, words that > are missing, and will not catch numbers in the place > of the letter I when it > stands alone (ie it's the pronoun, but it would find > something like m1ddle). > > The quality rater BookShare users is very similar, > and won't catch any of > those mistakes either. One of the reasons books get > a higher quality rating > than they might otherwise deserve. Validators should > be aware of this and if > the book contains several areas that have these > types of mistakes, should > adjust the rating accordingly. Or, if numerous > enough, ask themselves why > they are accepting the book in its current > condition. > > Jake > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 2:18 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 Free Edition. > > 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. > > __________________________________________________ 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.