Another alternative is development of open source good quality OCR or
improve existing ones. Many tried in India and Bangladesh to create OCR by
taking Government funds but no one knows what happened to those projects.
We approached some of them but either they were reluctant to show the
results or they did not bother. WMF and WMIN were also approached to
develop the OCR, but we were said that they possess no such infrastructure
and expertise to run the project.
Besides, developing new OCR will take a lot of time and we can't postpone
our Wikisource projects based on it. We have already waited for a long time
for a good quality OCR. Few months ago, we were typing every page of a
novel word by word and that was our only way of proofreading. :-) But
that's past now.
We always hope to get better alternatives and if we find any, we will
definitely try to pursue it.
On Feb 22, 2016 1:32 AM, "Federico Leva (Nemo)" <nemowiki(a)gmail.com>
Bodhisattwa Mandal, 21/02/2016 17:13:
we don't have other options but to use the
Google OCR tool.
This is not true, of course. There is always an alternative, the question
is which alternative is worth pursuing.
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