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OCR

Post by Maus » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:14 pm

Hello Gentlemen,

I am curious if anyone has used OCR software to "copy" pages of German text (from the German microfilm rolls) into microsoft word (or any other word processor program)? I have used the free OCR software programes on the internet, and they seem to work "ok" at best. I have even picked out pages of from the microfilm rolls that were quite clear, but the free OCR software from the net doesn't do the greatest job. I am curious if it would be worth spending money on OCR software? I am assuming the OCR software that one has to purchase would be of much better quality than the free ones on the net? Thanks in advance for any assitance.

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Brian B.

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Re: OCR

Post by Herr Winkeler » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:36 am

yep am also looking for the best OCR software and i didn't found it yet not even the free ones.

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Re: OCR

Post by MadDog » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:33 pm

I have tried several programs (Adobe Acrobat, etc) for text capture and even in English I have yet to get better than 80-90% correct on a decent document. I someday hope the technology will improve.

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Re: OCR

Post by Maus » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:23 am

I purchased Omnipage 18 a couple of weeks ago. I have yet to use it, but when I do, I will let you both know how it works. I am guessing it will probably be around 90% accurate, which is as good as it can be right now.

Brian

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