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Old 06-30-2011, 04:58 PM   #1
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ABBYY FineReader Sale

The ABBYY FineReader OCR software came up in a thread I posted about converting paper-books to e-books. I happened to noticed when I was checking out their site that there's a dale going on until July 19th -- the FineReader Express 9 is $50 (50% off) and the FineReader Professional 10 is $170 (regularly $400).

Has anyone used this program before? I'm wondering what level of accuracy the program provides for a "regular" book (i.e., text from top to bottom, with no fancy layouts). I think $170 would be a steal if we were talking a 99% conversion accuracy from image to text, but anything less than that would entail a LOT of proofing. Since e-books from publishers come with OCR mistakes, I'm assuming that probably this software doesn't boast 99% accuracy or comparable........?

Just wondering if anyone has used this.
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