18.593 OCR for Church Slavic

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 06:19:50 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 593.
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         Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 06:07:16 +0000
         From: "Jim Marchand" <marchand_at_uiuc.edu>
         Subject: OCR of Church Slavic

On the problem of OCR for Church Slavic, you did not mention what
alphabet you were speaking of. Anyway, HUMANIST has had many
discussions of OCR software, and you could look in the archives.
I have had a great deal of success training OmniPage (from
ScanSoft). If you do not want to train, everyone speaks of the Russian
PrimaPage (Primax) well, as also I.R.I.S. (ReadIris), touted by
Hewlitt-Packard. It will depend on the nature and clarity of your
print; we determined long ago that you cannot OCR manuscripts or
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