how to count words in image files
Thread poster: Sabry Hameed

Sabry Hameed  Identity Verified
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May 19, 2004

Dear All,
Recently I have received some files to be tarnslated, the problem is that these files are scanned files as images and I dont know how to verify the word count given to me, or in some cases, count the words when asked to do the counting. I much appreciate your help.



Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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Use OCR software May 19, 2004

I recommend FineReader 7.

Kind Regards,

Spiros Doikas
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Narasimhan Raghavan  Identity Verified
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Any OCR software that can be run without scanners? May 19, 2004

As far as I know (and it is not much far), for utilising an OCR feature one has to have a scanner and give the option for scanning the printouts into Word or any other editable format. Is there any software in this department dispensing with the use of scanners? To me it appears that it should be available somewhere or it is time such a thing is invented. And it falls upon a translator to do it, as the need for editable copies is predominantly a translator's requirement.

In the present arrangement, an image is to be printed out and then scanned into a word format. What a waste of time and paper?



Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Don't they all? May 20, 2004

Hi Narasimhan,
I occasionally use FineReader and ReadIris, both of which have an option to read from a file (usually TIFF format). I would expect all the major applications to have that ability - after all, incoming PC faxes are a msjor source of OCR input.

Cheers, Ralf


Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
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maybe with old OCR programmes... May 20, 2004

Hi Narasimhan,

Narasimhan Raghavan wrote:
In the present arrangement, an image is to be printed out and then scanned into a word format. What a waste of time and paper?

FWIW, my OmniPage Pro 12 reads a dozen different file formats (graphic and pdf).



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