[KS] Korea and Her Neighbours

Henny Savenije webmaster at henny-savenije.pe.kr
Wed Jul 12 23:18:17 EDT 2006

In case people consider doing the same thing. A high resolution 
camera makes better quality copies and are easier to use in OCR programs.

At 10:56 AM 7/12/2006, Thomas Duvernay wrote:

>Actually, I have a really good OCR program (ABBYY v. 8.0), as do at 
>least a couple of my students.  They came to me and asked if they 
>could use the program; I allowed it, but with the understanding that 
>they would check the texts thoroughly and make them into text-only 
>files.  I really wanted students to type them out, as they would 
>hopefully learn something while doing so, but in the case of those 
>who had such software, I allowed them to semi-automate the 
>process.  As I just supplied them with photocopies of the originals, 
>OCR-generated files would not look very sharp (plus, many other 
>students had already typed things out, so the two types of files 
>would not be compatible, in any case).
>What I plan to do after I receive volume 1 is to have both volumes 
>scanned and run through the OCR program.  As the original texts are 
>delicate, expensive, and hard-to-find, I will have students do the 
>scanning here at my office.  I'll post a message after everything is done.

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