Re: Scanned docs to revise? (Take II)
In fact, the improved accuracy of more modern OCR software carries a subtle danger: After reading most of a page or even a few pages and finding no errors, it's very tempting to assume the software did a perfect job and to stop checking.
This is a spot where MS Word's spelling and grammar checkers, with the alarms turned to 11, earn their keep -- a rare case where *anything* fishy by anybody's logic should be flagged for review.
I like to proof OCR output in two passes: once-through with the MS Word flags turned on, then a break, then un-aided.
ps. Isn't this a pattern? (http://twpats.hytext.com/)
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