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OCR Programs??

Does anyone have advice on other OCR programs? Now that I am aware that output from AFR is proprietary, I'm wondering how this will impact my ability to take the text files, upload to Voyant and create analysis for public consumption. 

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What output do you mean? You can export as a .txt file, which is not proprietary. Textual analysis through Voyant shouldn't be an issue in that regard. If you want to share publically your full scans, though, you might run into copyright issues depending on the date of your source material.

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Tesseract OCR is open source and has a good reputation, but Jen is right: you use the output from AFR for your analysis, not AFR itself, so you can do what you want with it.

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Got it! Thanks for clarifying.

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