[Blindmath] Question about converting Math Book Content

John Gardner john.gardner at orst.edu
Tue Jan 26 23:17:18 CST 2010

I will be very surprised if this works.  The reason that Infty Reader 
requires higher resolution than other OCR is that it cannot depend on 
things like characters all being on one line.  In math, characters can 
be distributed over a wide area.  There are also quite subtle 
characteristics that distinguish, for example, a lower case alpha from a 
lower case a or italic a.  And there are a number of big characters that 
might look like a collection of alphabetic characters.  Recognition 
accuracy degrades rapidly when parts of characters begin to touch when 
they are, in principle, separated by white space.  So artificially 
increasing resolution will probably not correct those "touches".


On 1/26/2010 4:17 PM, Pranav Lal wrote:
> Hi all,
> ABBYY Fine Reader can increase the resolution of scanned images. This has
> not worked for me but it is a long time since I tried it with Infty Reader.
> Use abbyy fine reader to increase the images resolution to 600 DPI and then
> save it as an image. Send the saved image to Infty Reader.
> Roopakshi, I remember us discussing this technique. Have you been able to
> get it to work or is my organic ram playing tricks again?
> Pranav
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