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0. OCR Intro


Purpose

  • OCR important Sanskrit texts whose digitized versions are not available.
  • Proofread OCR-ed texts to fix errors.

Why digitize?

  • Want to easily search for the source of that amazing shloka someone mentioned?
  • Want to look up a certain term in (say) the abhyankar grammar dictionary on your phone?
  • Want to read flowing text comfortably on your tablet on phone? Want your annotations to be safe for ever? (See advantages described here)
  • Want to carry an entire library on your tablet?
  • Want your phone to read out a certain text?
  • Dream of a richer sanskrit wikipedia, wikisource etc..?

How to request texts to be OCR-ed?

Just create an issue here. Be sure to answer all questions.

[Exsiting book-page indices at wikisource :  listing, progress-listing here. Books prioritized by SB here. Top OCR candidates here.]

What scan quality can you currently offer?

To get an idea of the scan quality that we can currently offer, see:

How to contribute?

  • Can you help us OCR texts? See workflow described here to know what's involved, and how such volunteering benefits you and others.
  • Can you help us proofread and markup texts? See the workflow described here to know what's involved, and how such volunteering benefits you and others.
If you think you can do the above, join and email us at sanskrit-ocr@googlegroups.com (web-ui) - please be sure to answer this form .



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