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Last post Author Topic: Mathematics symbols OCR  (Read 20611 times)

cranioscopical

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Re: Mathematics symbols OCR
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2008, 11:49:08 AM »
Eóin is right, it's difficult to be beat paper and a pencil -- in terms of spead, of course.  :(

I've had a tablet for longer than I can remember. Ever since the Apple Newton tantalized and then fell I've lusted after some input combination that will handle cursive script. Even with today's high-resolution devices and phenomenal computing power I remain sadly disappointed.

For myself, I find that Tablets are fine for 'art', okay for the occasional quick (and crude) note/annotation, and inadequate for anything else.

Perhaps the truth is that I am inadequate at these tasks but, practically speaking, the end result is the same.


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Re: Mathematics symbols OCR
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2008, 09:43:39 PM »
thanks for the feedback cranio...

>For myself, I find that Tablets are fine for 'art', okay for the occasional quick (and crude) note/annotation, and inadequate for anything else.

I have to agree... Maybe is what you say especially true when the tablet is separate from the screen... Is yours an... actual Tablet PC though...? Because writing directly on the screen seems to me like it would actually be MUCH easier. At least one knows (should know?) exactly were he/she's writing! The problem though (in the case of a tablet PC) would be to be able to quickly switch between keyboard and tablet mode, which is what a Wacom tablet painlessly allows (IMO). But I don't own a tablet PC, so all this is mostly speculations.

Anyhow... I'll try to use my Wacom to make simple annotations on the scanned pages of my math workbook during the next class... Will see... Should be okay.  :tellme:

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Re: Mathematics symbols OCR
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2008, 12:15:07 PM »
Armando,

Nope I don't have a tablet PC.
I really haven't any use for one.
You make some good points about that, on which I can shed no light at all  :)

I wish you luck (and speed) in class.  Let us know how you fare!


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Re: Mathematics symbols OCR
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2008, 02:49:03 AM »
PDF annotator is on Bits du jour 51% off today if anyone interested.http://www.bitsdujour.com/

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Re: Mathematics symbols OCR
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2008, 07:04:52 PM »
I missed it... lihe is a bit hectic these days.
But thanks for the note, Grorgy!  :up:

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Re: Mathematics symbols OCR
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2008, 09:58:43 AM »
DISCLAIMER: I didn't read all the posts

You could try JMathNotes http://page.mi.fu-be...e/tapia/projects.php,
JEquation http://jequation.sourceforge.net/
or The Freehand Formula Entry System http://research.cs.queensu.ca/drl//ffes/

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Re: Mathematics symbols OCR
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2008, 04:36:40 PM »
Interesting. Thanks a lot.
Development seems to have stopped (or slowed down dramatically...) in 2 of these projects,  but might be worth trying anyways. Thanks again -- and welcome to DC !  :)