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Old 08-05-2008, 12:53 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
Charlieperry wrote (in part):
I suspect that the cost of digitizing books may be higher than you think, at least for cases where there is no pre-existing electronic copy. Simply scanning is cheap, but there's quite a lot of effort in getting clean, well formatted text that is free of Scan-os (i.e. OCR errors), has no missing pages, etc.
Isn't there some captcha system that serves up images of scanned books to have people OCR them? A pretty clever idea actually. Yes, here it is http://recaptcha.net/ .

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