Altavista's technique may seem very complicated to break with OCR,
but the solution is not to try with OCR.
They aren't generating their "skewed letter" images on
the fly (that would be hard to do for the same reasons
it would be hard to parse) They have a finite set of images,
and by finite i mean on the order of about 200.
it would take about 15 minutes to write a script
that downloads all of them, and about 45 minutes to do
the data entry neccessary to map an image number with it's
not that any of us would wnat to do that. :)
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||