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Old 07-23-2007, 09:36 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm considering the project of taking a book or two I own, that are not available in eINK and then scanning them, filtering through OCR software and then making my own PRIVATE eINK readable books.

Has anyone done this? I'd be curious as to the problems encountered and level of effort it took.

I am eventually going to be down sizing to a small travel trailer, and spend my time on the road. Because there won't be much room for books, I wonder if this is possible.

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Old 07-23-2007, 09:57 PM   #2
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yes it is possible. The Omnibook scanner is good for that as it allows you to get the book better placed on the scanning plate for getting a better scan at the inner part of the book. And for OCR, I suggest Omnipage. I've used it and it is very good. It will allow you to compare the OCRed page to the scanned page and then you can make any corrections needed. It will take a long time to do it.
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:47 PM   #3
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If you are looking at purchasing a sheet fed scanner I would suggest avoiding this one : HP Scanjet N6010 Document Scanner.

I purchased it for this very purpose and ended up returning it a few days later. Nothing but problems with jams, double feeds and crooked pages.

I'm still looking for a good way of doing this - might try the above mentioned opticbook scanner next

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Old 07-24-2007, 12:36 AM   #4
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Hi JSWolf, can you please provide a link for the Omnibook scanner - I did a google search and it only seems to come up with a HP laptop. Thanks.
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http://www.pgdp.net aka Distributed Proofreaders should know all about scanning OCRing and creating ebooks.
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:09 AM   #6
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On my side, even if Omnipage is good, the tests I have read says that Abbyy FineReader give better results. More, if you have a webcam/camera shot of a text, it does a pretty good job a de-skewing and reading the page !
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Hi, I'm considering the project of taking a book or two I own, that are not available in eINK and then scanning them, filtering through OCR software and then making my own PRIVATE eINK readable books.

Has anyone done this? I'd be curious as to the problems encountered and level of effort it took.

I am eventually going to be down sizing to a small travel trailer, and spend my time on the road. Because there won't be much room for books, I wonder if this is possible.

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You might check this thread or this one for my experiences.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:02 PM   #8
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I'll second what JSWolf said, Omnibook is one of the best out there.

Bought mine a while back for the single purpose of scanning in books so I'd quit looking like I was lugging a small library around with me. The abbyfine software that came with my scanner does a decent job on the OCR. About the only time that it has trouble with text is when something is at a small font size while also in bold and italic at the same time.

Hardbacks with the omnipage are absurdly easy; I really needed a book available once. Managed it in 2.5 hours for around 400 pages. Not including the OCR time as abbyfines batch system boged down when I handed it that many pages at once.

Paperbacks are a different story, it all depends on the binding side margin. Many trade paperbacks still have to be held very flat or the curve of the page going into the binding will still obscure the last character on each line. The larger paperbacks generally however for me have been as easy as most hardbacks.

Long and short of it, your OCR experiance will depend on the quality of your scanner.

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Thanks folks. I'll experiment when I return from Yellowstone and The Grand Tetons.

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Hi, I'm considering the project of taking a book or two I own, that are not available in eINK and then scanning them, filtering through OCR software and then making my own PRIVATE eINK readable books.
Please do check that this is legal in your country. It is not legal in the UK - even for books which you have bought!
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