January 9th, 2008

mysteriousparis

Not quite as good for fiction

I've been revising my writing group exercises on paper (with the Digimemo) and uploading them. The OCR software seems to work better for non-fiction. It's not the individual words, because the errors are on words in the dictionary, but perhaps there's some smarts about context that doesn't work for fiction.... at least for the stuff I was trying out. Or else, my handwriting is different for fiction. But there's nothing I can do to improve the recognition training, because the training is with a writing sample that it provides.

Still, in a short piece, it is easier to make a few corrections than to type the whole thing. And I have been writing almost daily.