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    Everything old is new again: nice summary of realworld-digital integration approaches

    9th May 2010

    Just found a really nice, “almost interactive” TED talk about digital/real-world interfaces. The ideas aren’t new – they have been around for quite a while, as exemplified both by Sci-Fi movies and several digital implant enthusiasts – but this time it comes with a seemingly-tested implementation, which is – WOW! – both cheap and working. Moreover, here ideas are taken to a level of example applications with functional prototypes – which gives hope to have at least some of those market-ready within 5-10 years :)
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    ocrodjvu: increase accessibility of your DJVU books

    5th November 2009

    ocrodjvu = OCRopus (tesseract) + DJVU

    It is a small command-line tool to easily convert your image-only DJVU files into image+text DJVU files. In Debian testing, there are language packages for (in no specific order) German, English, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Brasilian Portuguese, Dutch, and Italian. The original tesseract-ocr software includes training data & code, so it should be (at least in theory) easy to add more recognition languages.

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