Clara OCR is an Optical Character Recognition program. It features both a powerful GUI for the X Window System, and a Web interface. The Web interface is able to collect revision efforts from the Internet, using a simple revision model. It is intended to be used in the cooperative optical recognition of old books. It tries to facilitate fine- tuning, so an optical recognition project is enabled to invest resources in tuning the OCR, in order to achieve better recognition results for one specific book, and reduce the overall revision cost.
Release Notes: This version adds grayscale native support (PGM format), plus four binarization methods. It also adds an internal preprocessor including deskewing, balancing, thresholding, and interpolation, and has been packaged for NetBSD. There are various new features including border path computing, barcode search, detection of extremities, PAGE only mode, the flea, the spyhole, instant threshold, per-depth optimized X code, many bugfixes, and other interface enhancements. The documentation was updated (but not finished), and a glossary was added.
Release Notes: Thresholding facility, new classifier, and two new skeleton-computing heuristics added. The Advanced User's Guide (partially finished) was carefully updated. FreeBSD support, various bugfixes, and skeleton speed enhancements added.
Release Notes: Initial release.