How good is OCR?

Subject: How good is OCR?
From: "Marc A. Santacroce" <epubs -at- astound -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 05:52:22 -0800

It's taken me close to a year to develop a series of manuals that are mandated by new FAA regulations affecting aircraft repair stations. I am distributing the manuals an CD-ROM, with interactive Acrobat bookmarks. I'm off to a convention this weekend to peddle my wares.

A competitor is offering another product that consists of an MS Word outline into which customers can cut-and-past portions of their existing manuals. I can see this working for those who have an MS word version of their manuals, but many of the customer base just have a hardcopy version. Has OCR software improved such that this is a viable option? I can't see this working for a pdf import.

What does the group think?


Marc A. Santacroce
Owner/Senior Technical Writer
ePubs, Inc.

epubs -at- astound -dot- net



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