[Haskell-cafe] Re: ocr'ed version of "The implementation offunctional languages"

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at microsoft.com
Mon Jan 31 04:56:45 EST 2005


Yes, I'm happy for you to OCR the book, but can I ask that whatever you get be made accessible from my web site, so there's one place people can go to find everything that's available?

What would OCR buy us?  Searching, I guess, which is a fantastic plus.  Anything else?

Thanks very much for offering to help.  I've replied to haskell-café, so everyone knows what's up, but we can now save everyone's bandwidth by narrowing the thread to Ivan, Marnie (who did the original work), you, and me.  If anyone else wants to join in, do yell.


| -----Original Message-----
| From: haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org [mailto:haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of Ivan
| Boldyrev
| Sent: 31 January 2005 06:48
| To: haskell-cafe at haskell.org
| Subject: [Haskell-cafe] Re: ocr'ed version of "The implementation offunctional languages"
| On 9005 day of my life Matthew Roberts wrote:
| > I have just embarked on creating a ocr'ed version of the jpeg images
| > that have been made available for "The implementation of functional
| > languages".
| I have high-resolution scans of this books.  If Simon permits, I will
| create OCR from these scans.  But I think, we must obtain author's
| permission before OCR'ing.
| PNG version of scans will be released soon.  While size of page is
| same, quality is much better, probably it will improve speed of
| scanning.
| And compact DjVu version will be released too.  Perhaps I could use
| OCR'ed text for creating searchable version of DjVu?
| > However, my ocr software is clunky at best and (not surprisingly) it is
| > slow going.
| What kind of software do you use?
| --
| Ivan Boldyrev
|        Assembly of a Japanese bicycle requires greatest peace of spirit.
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