[Humanist] 26.831 Arabic document analysis

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 831.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:48:04 +0100
        From: Torsten Schassan <schassan at hab.de>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 26.827 eBook platforms? database? Arabic OCR? Leeuwenhoek & Swift?
        In-Reply-To: <20130228062756.E96FA114D at digitalhumanities.org>

Dear Elli,

may I point you to Volker Märgner, TU Braunschweig, who has dealt with 
Ancient Arabic Document Analysis:


Maybe he can help you with your typeset pages as well.

Best, Torsten

> --[2]------------------------------------------------------------------------
>          Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:05:29 -0500
>          From: "Mylonas, Elli" <elli_mylonas at brown.edu>
>          Subject: Arabic OCR
> Dear readers of Humanist -
> has anyone among you had experience with OCR for Arabic texts? We are
> carrying out an initial trial with ABBYY Finereader, but the results
> aren't great at first glance. Perhaps there are ways to tweak the
> software? or there are better packages?
> the pages are typeset pages of a journal from the 1950s.

Torsten Schassan
Digitale Editionen
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Herzog August Bibliothek, Postfach 1364, D-38299 Wolfenbuettel
Tel.: +49-5331-808-130 (Fax -165), schassan {at} hab.de

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