OCR software

Zane H. Healy healyzh at aracnet.com
Fri Sep 1 14:39:40 CDT 2006

>    This isn't strictly on-topic, but I believe it's important to many  
> people here.  I just learned about this on another list.
>    HP developed an OCR engine called Tesseract that is supposed to be  
> pretty good.  They released it to the open-source world, and Google has  
> picked it up and started working on it.  The code itself is available  
> via SourceForge.  Here is the announcement:
> http://google-code-updates.blogspot.com/2006/08/announcing-tesseract- 
> ocr.html
>    With all the document preservation activities going on these days, in  
> our circles as well as others, this may be a significant development.

Does anyone on this list know any of the HP people that were involved in
getting this Open Sourced?  Could this possibly herald a new found
willingness on HP's part to be more Hobbyist Friendly with regards to Legacy

I know, I'm probably just dreaming :^(


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