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* [http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/ Tesseract] is an ongoing Google open source project for OCR.
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* [http://ancientgreekocr.org Ancient Greek OCR] provides downloads and instructions for OCR using the [http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr Tesseract] engine. Works on Windows, Linux, OSX & Android.
 
* The [http://gamera.informatik.hsnr.de/ Gamera] toolkit for analysing and scanning complex texts includes some experiments with polytonic Greek
 
* The [http://gamera.informatik.hsnr.de/ Gamera] toolkit for analysing and scanning complex texts includes some experiments with polytonic Greek
 
* Bruce Robertson reports on some preliminary results of a survey of techniques: http://www.heml.org/RobertsonGreekOCR/
 
* Bruce Robertson reports on some preliminary results of a survey of techniques: http://www.heml.org/RobertsonGreekOCR/
* Federico Boschetti has been experimenting with adapting/training Google's OCR engine [http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/ tesseract] to ancient Greek texts: http://www.himeros.eu/ ([http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/~ababeu/ecdl2009-preprint.pdf related paper])
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* Federico Boschetti did some earlier experimentation with adapting/training Google's OCR engine [http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/ tesseract] to ancient Greek texts: http://www.himeros.eu/ ([http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/~ababeu/ecdl2009-preprint.pdf related paper])
 
* The commercial OCR software [http://www.ideatech-online.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23&Itemid=27 Anagnostis] (€585) can handle ancient Greek, though apparently poorly
 
* The commercial OCR software [http://www.ideatech-online.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23&Itemid=27 Anagnostis] (€585) can handle ancient Greek, though apparently poorly
 
* [http://finereader.abbyy.com/ ABBYY FineReader] can be made to work with ancient Greek with extensive training
 
* [http://finereader.abbyy.com/ ABBYY FineReader] can be made to work with ancient Greek with extensive training

Revision as of 20:57, 5 May 2014

  • Ancient Greek OCR provides downloads and instructions for OCR using the Tesseract engine. Works on Windows, Linux, OSX & Android.
  • The Gamera toolkit for analysing and scanning complex texts includes some experiments with polytonic Greek
  • Bruce Robertson reports on some preliminary results of a survey of techniques: http://www.heml.org/RobertsonGreekOCR/
  • Federico Boschetti did some earlier experimentation with adapting/training Google's OCR engine tesseract to ancient Greek texts: http://www.himeros.eu/ (related paper)
  • The commercial OCR software Anagnostis (€585) can handle ancient Greek, though apparently poorly
  • ABBYY FineReader can be made to work with ancient Greek with extensive training
  • Google Docs now allows you to have it do OCR on uploaded documents in a variety of languages, and you can get some results by specifying "Greek" and uploading a PDF (images seem not to work). Quality is about on the level of Google Books OCR of printed ancient Greek.

alternatives

  • AccessTEI is a service for members of the TEI for manual keying of texts which can handle ancient Greek

External links