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natakim
30th November 2004, 08:04 PM
can anyone offer any suggestions, i am wanting to use a program called shoebox- it is a linguistics program that can count the frequency that words occur within a text- my problem is i want to scan texts and them put them into a format that with enable the shoebox program to access it. does anyone know what i can use to convert a scanned image into an active text document. i hink that is what is required?

the_argon
30th November 2004, 08:32 PM
What you're after is OCR software (optical character recognition) usually this kind of software is bundled with the scanner.

Have a look on versiontracker.com they might have something there.

the_argon
30th November 2004, 08:35 PM
This one looks like it may be the go:

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/8605

natakim
10th December 2004, 10:47 PM
thanks for the tip 'the_argon' exactly what i wanted
muchos gracias