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OCR PDFs and Wordpress

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by drumltd, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. drumltd

    drumltd Regular Member

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    I have a collection of PDF files, that are essentially how-to guides and workshop manuals that have been scanned. I'm thinking these could provide a nice little income if placed online and monertized correctly.

    My plan is to convert each one into text, and then use these for blog posts, unless anybody can suggest a better system for publishing the resulting data??

    However my main problem is some of the files are getting on for 10Mb, which most online OCR I've tried them on seem to baulk at. Can anybody recommend a decent OCR package (preferably online as I run Linux) that can cope with images and diagrams within the text along with large files with 100s of pages. ??

    Thanks
     
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    Well, i'll get back here once i asked someone what OCR he is using for his paper files.

    But rep and thanks given for this new source of unique articles !

    Got around 50Gb if no more of PDF, jeez thanks again for this tips.
     
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    coding.solo Newbie

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    Did this last year. PDF is a messy format, but there are solutions out there to achieve this. I wouldnt recommend OCR but analyzing the PDF structure instead. Good luck!
     
  4. drumltd

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    How can you not use OCR when the PDF contains only scanned images?
     
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    drumltd Regular Member

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    The more I think about this, the more I think that wordpress isn't the right tool, I really need something that supports chapters and sections etc. like a book rather than a diary type post.