Mailing List:1999-01-27 07, Re: Transcribing Pierce, by Shawn Whitney

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From: Shawn Whitney <cyberboone -at-> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Transcribing Pierce Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 21:00:13 -0800 Its a great idea in theory Martin, but these books are so old and the type so small, that it is difficult for human eyes to decipher, let alone an OCR. My book, for instance is a photocopy of old pages. The type is just horrid. Shawn Martin Roberts wrote: > Scanning the whole thing could lead to an index if anyone has a good OCR > program. File inversion programs have been used to build Bible Concordances > and speller data bases. If anyone has access to one of them, an index could > be generated. > > Martin > > At 06:00 PM 1/27/99 -0800, Marion Leska wrote: > > > >Hi, > >I thought we were talking about an index. Scanning the whole thing doesn't > >solve the problem of the faulty index. With a good index, all it takes is a > >question and somebody with a copy would scurry to answer.....if only there > >was an adequate index! > >Marion Whitney Leska > >

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