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Translation Tribulations: Cleaning up a crappy OCR job for translation (by Kevin Lossner)

Translation Tribulations: Cleaning up a crappy OCR job for translation (by Kevin Lossner) | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

It's a sad fact in the professional work of translators that a lack of understanding on how to deal effectively with various PDF formats causes enormous loss of productivity and results which are not really fit for purpose. The aggressive insistence of many colleagues possessed of a dangerous Halbwissen on using half-baked methods and inappropriate tools contributes to the problem, but, bowing to the wisdom about arguing with fools, I now mostly sit back with a bemused and amused smile and watch the tribulations of those who believe in salvation by PDF import filters and cheap or free OCR...


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Stanislav Okhvat's curator insight, February 22, 11:31 PM

Kevin Lossner gives a summary of how he handled a particularly messy document full of formatting tags produced by an OCR tool. Side note: a good free alternative tool for clean-up of formatting tags is Document Cleaner (http://translatortools.net/word-doccleaner.html).

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Capture2Text, práctico software OCR gratuito para convertir imágenes a texto o voz a texto

Capture2Text, práctico software OCR gratuito para convertir imágenes a texto o voz a texto | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it

Capture2Text es una interesante herramienta gratuita, para el sistema operativo Windows, que se descarga como un fichero comprimido en zip y no precisa instalación, basta con ejecutar el archivo exe para que el icono de la aplicación se sitúe en la bandeja del sistema.

Nos ofrece dos usos muy útiles, como OCR (capturar el texto de una imagen y copiarlo a nuestro portapapeles) y para transcribir dictados de voz a un texto o el portapapeles. En ambos casos es importante que configuréis previamente el idioma adecuado, podéis hacerlo haciendo en el menú que se abre al hacer clic derecho en el icono de la aplicación.

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Luciana Viter's comment, October 12, 2012 11:59 AM
Loved it!