Scanning (was Re: recent acquisitions for the House of VAX

From: Carlini, Antonio <>
Date: Tue Sep 11 02:09:17 2001

Jim Tuck wrote:
> To convert to PDF, I normally use ABBYY FineReader 5.0, a
> very nice bit of OCR software. It preserves layout well, does
> near-font conversion of readables, and includes images of
> whatever is questionable.

>From my pov, the most interesting question
is how close to 100% correct conversion
does it manage to do? Give an A4 (or US Letter)
page full of text, how many errors (i.e. incorrect
letter or punctuation mark) would you expect to
see after proof-reading manually? (Questionable
usages where the character is inserted as an
image don't really count since there is no
"loss" of information ... they don't help
reduce the size either though).

Does it take PDF wrapped around TIFF as an input?

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