Re: cc rider

From: Scott Badger (
Date: Thu Jul 27 2000 - 11:46:04 MDT

--- Spike Jones <> wrote:
> "[ Robert-Coyote ]" wrote:
> > spike are you volentering for that "All that
> woodpulp" OCR job ?
> Uhhhh, no. But what I have in mind is to mount a
> wireless digital
> camera on a hat or glasses or something, then have
> the digital signal
> of each page go to a high powered computer and
> ASCIIize all the
> text as someone flips thru a book.
> Then we hire prisoners or retirees etc, to go thru
> libraries, wearing
> the hat, page thru all the books... How about that?
> spike

Humans wouldn't be good for this. Better to design a
machine that adjusts to any book size, has mechanical
arms that turn the pages, has a camera that records
and transmits the info to the computer. Faster and
more reliable. This wouldn't be very hard, would it?
You might need a human to rotate the books through the
machine, but maybe not. I've seen mechanical systems
locate and pull video tapes from a large array of
shelves. Seems like something similar could be done
with book shelves... How about that?


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