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Digitization of full-text documents before publishing on the Internet: A case study reviewing the latest optical character recognition technologies

Library software review [September 1998]


Abstract: This article reviews the strengths and weaknesses of a selection of the latest optical character recognition (OCR) software packages employed to digitize the full content of paper documents before publishing on the Internet. Digitization options available and the key stages of the conversion process are outlined. The learning experiences of Eurotext, a U.K.-based electronic libraries project, are documented. The Eurotext project has developed a collaborative, interuniversity resource bank to enhance access to learning materials relating to the European Union. This benefits both students and lecturers by facilitating access to a single source of the key official documents in a wide range of subject areas using the World Wide Web. Dissemination of the knowledge acquired during the development of this service is of particular value to organizations intending to embark on a major digitization project.

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Publication Year:1998
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library software review
Publication Info:Volume 17 Number 03
Issue:September 1998
Place of Publication:Thousand Oaks, CA
Subject: Optical character recognition
Record Number:1179
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