Re: Print-to-etext work?

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Thu Apr 06 2000 - 14:57:25 MDT

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:

> I've been getting several requests for copies of Douglas Lenat's
> articles on Eurisko. I have a set of xeroxes, and I suppose I could
> rexerox them, but what'd be really useful is an etext version. I really
> don't want to type it all up personally, and it strikes me that there
> ought to be a better way, so: Does anyone know of a place that does
> print-to-etext work? The xeroxes I have curve near the center of the
> page - it'd probably require significant human effort in addition to
> direct OCR.
> If the price is within reach of three or four people, I'll see if we can
> club up and make Lenat's papers available online - or, if copyright law
> / Lenat would prevent publication, we could at least quietly distribute
> copies among ourselves.

How many pages are we talking about here?
Its always better to rexerox. If you can get them to me as clean xeroxes I can
get them scanned and OCR'd for minimal amounts, assuming we aren't dealing with
more than 100-300 pages. Once its OCR'd I'll leave it to others to edit out any

Mike Lorrey

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