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Is it possible to count words in the scanned pages?
Thread poster: chopra_2002

chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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Dec 7, 2004

Sometimes, the clients send the scanned pages for translation. It poses some sort of a problem as I have been unable to find a way to count the words automatically because I have to be paid on the basis of source text. I am left with no other option but to count the words manually, which consumes a great deal of time.

I want to ascertain whether it is possible to count the words automatically? If so, please explain the detailed procedure.

Thanks in advance.


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
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Use OCR Dec 7, 2004

Use an OCR program to convert the scanned pages to editable text and then count words as usual.

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Narasimhan Raghavan  Identity Verified
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In such cases I offer to bill on the target words Dec 8, 2004

Manual counting is a bore. If the source text is not in soft copy, manual counting can be a botheration. Target text is typed by you and it is suitable for wordcounting software. I have worked out rates for both contingencies.

Regards,
N.Raghavan


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chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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Thanks to both of you.... Dec 8, 2004

for your valuable suggestions.

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