10.0797 OCR software

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 20 Mar 1997 08:05:51 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 797.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: David Pinaula <pinaula@email.unc.edu> (15)
Subject: re: 10.0793 OCR software opinions

Nico Weenink asked for opinions of OCR software. Assuming you are in a
Windows environment, I have found OmniPage Pro, the software you said you
were already familiar with, to be the most accurate and easy to use OCR
software for Windows PCs. I have also tried IBM's Textbridge Pro and found
it to be good as well, if a bit more difficult to use. There is also a
shareware program called Cuneiform, produced by Cognitive Technologies,
which showed some promise in version 2 and is now in version 3 (which I
haven't looked at yet). You can download a copy at http://www.ocr.com.

David Pinaula
English Department
421 Greenlaw Hall, CB # 3520
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 USA