[Bell Historians] RE: The 1st 10-Bell Peal

Richard Offen richard.offen@iinet.net.au [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Sun Jan 8 22:43:02 GMT 2017

Thanks Tony.


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> On 9 Jan 2017, at 12:33 am, 'Tony Smith' smith_a_p at btinternet.com [bellhistorians] <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> I'm sorry I didn't make myself clear.
> My previous message was responding to the suggestion that the Trollope
> manuscript CD ROM was no longer readable. The scanned images on the CD are
> in TIF format and are as readable today as the day they were created.
> They could be readily converted to other image formats such as JPEG, or even
> embedded in a document format such as PDF. However that would not make the
> images searchable. For searching to be possible the images would have to be
> OCR'd (PDF supports the overlaying of the images on the OCR'd text, so that
> it appears that you are searching the images when you are actually searching
> the OCR'd text). OCR has developed to the point that it is fairly reliable
> so long as the image is of clean printed text. However I would be surprised
> if it could make a good job of OCR'ing Trollope's handwriting. I would be
> happy to be proved wrong!
> In case it is useful to others I've created a listing of the structure of
> the image files on the Trollope CD at
> http://www.methods.org.uk/files/trollope.txt .
> Can anyone help with my enquiry about the content and availability of the
> Wratten CD ROM ?
> Many thanks and best wishes for the New Year, Tony
> email mailto:smith_a_p at btinternet.com 
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