I have checked for Bengali Images, its works fine with 100% accuracy. Any
how can it be implemented in Proofread extension?
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From: Subhashish Panigrahi <subhashish(a)cis-india.org>
Date: Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 3:22 PM
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Google's Optical Character Recognition software
now works with all South Asian languages
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Google's OCR which apparently is most accurate OCR
we have seen so far, works really good for all the major South Asian
Here are test cases of many Indian scripts: https://goo.gl/3X75iR.
Except Gurmukhi most scripts are working really good.
This could be really useful for Indian language Wikimedians and will
come handy for digitization of printed and scanned text. Here is an
animated tutorial for Wikimedians to use this tool for
Please write to me if anyone wants to localize this tutorial in your
Programme Officer, Access To Knowledge
Centre for Internet and Society
@subhapa / https://cis-india.org
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as you know in a month there'll be the Wikisource Conference in Wien,
I hope many of you will participate.
The organizing team discussed with the WMF about the program and we came up
with a very simple schedule. We wanted to have *very few goals*, so it's
easier to achieve them.
* Friday for GLAMs/workshops/hackathon: Friday, as the first day, will be
the warming up. Several people signed for making a presentation , or for
hosting a workshop. We think it would be a good day for talking, learning,
coding, whatever you feel like. Presentations are good for beginners, as
are workshops. We feel that as a small community we can auto-organize and
not be facilitated that day.
There is the possibility of visiting an archive in Wien, but that would be
just after lunch and would break the sessions.
We can think of making the trip a fringe event on Thursday afternoon for
those who arrive early... What do you think? We would really like to know
your opinion on this.
* Saturday is the main day, for the discussion on "Wikisource identity and
future". It's a very important moment, possibly crucial as a international
community. We would be most likely facilitated by a professional, as we'd
have the goal of writing a Wikisource "manifesto". The goal of this is
simple: gain a clean picture of what Wikisource is and what we want it to
be, with a roadmap. This document would be then the start for a
conversation with the WMF about the future of Wikisource.
Many people could be "intimidated" by a discussion like this :-), and so
there would be the possibility of having a parallel session on the
relationship between Wikisource and Wikidata, that is the important issue
Both these sessions would be wrapped up on Sunday morning.
Again, we would like your feedback on this: as you see, the conference is
pretty simple, having few (but big!) topics, and we have few goals but we
must succeed in achieving them. The very conference is a pilot, and if we
fail we may not be given another chance.
Please tell us what you think.
Wikimedia Nederland has recently approached by several institutions that
would like to do uploads of source material. Wikisource would be the
preferred platform for this as the material would be searchable (which it
wouldn't be if it was only uploaded as pdf to Commons).
I would like to know if there have been previous projects involving large
uploads by institutions, and if there's any documentation on how to proceed
Projectleider / Project Lead Wikimedia Nederland
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registration <http://goo.gl/forms/K5SFPHNkWP>for the international
Wikisource Conference in Vienna is now open until *October 13, 2015*. As
our PEG proposal was successful, we will be able to offer some
scholarships to increase diversity among participants in terms of
language and geography.
The registration process also entails the scholarship application for
those participants who are not funded by a Wikimedia affiliate or other
organization. We encourage especially visa applicants to register and
get in touch with the team from WMAT soon.
We are looking forward to seeing some of you in Vienna soon!
Claudia, Andrea and David
Wikimedia Österreich - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
0699 141 28615