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Fisteus, Jesus Arias; Pardo, Abelardo; García, Norberto Fernández – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
Although technology for automatic grading of multiple choice exams has existed for several decades, it is not yet as widely available or affordable as it should be. The main reasons preventing this adoption are the cost and the complexity of the setup procedures. In this paper, "Eyegrade," a system for automatic grading of multiple…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Grading, Computer Assisted Testing, Man Machine Systems
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McCulloh, Ian A.; Morton, Jillian; Jantzi, Jennifer K.; Rodriguez, Amy M.; Graham, John – Applied Language Learning, 2008
The purpose of this study is to introduce a new method of evaluating human comprehension in the context of machine translation using a language translation program known as the FALCon (Forward Area Language Converter). The FALCon works by converting documents into digital images via scanner, and then converting those images to electronic text by…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Comprehension, Translation, Computer Software
Rice, James – Library Journal, 1981
Describes a breakthrough in omni-font optical character recognition (OCR) that will permit economical automation of library catalogs and other library processes within the next few years. (RAA)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Character Recognition, Cost Effectiveness, Information Processing
Haight, Larry – Currents, 1989
Types of specialty software that can help in computer editing are discussed, including programs for file transformation, optical character recognition, facsimile transmission, spell-checking, style assistance, editing, indexing, and headline-writing. (MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Database Management Systems, Editing, Facsimile Transmission
Olivas, Jerry – Classroom Computer Learning, 1989
Discusses image scanning and optical character recognition. Describes how computer scanners work. Summarizes scan quality, scanning speed requirements, and hardware requirements for scanners. Surveys the range of scanners currently available. (MVL)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Peripherals, Computer Uses in Education, Display Systems
Burford, Anna M. – Journal of Business Education, 1980
Defines the components of the office of the future: data processing, micrographics, optical character recognition, telecommunications, and word processing. Also discusses teacher responsibility, student preparation, future challenges, and teacher awareness. (CT)
Descriptors: Character Recognition, Data Processing, Futures (of Society), Office Machines
Yalniz, Ismet Zeki – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Millions of books from public libraries and private collections have been scanned by various organizations in the last decade. The motivation is to preserve the written human heritage in electronic format for durable storage and efficient access. The information buried in these large book collections has always been of major interest for scholars…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Libraries, Library Materials, Electronic Equipment
Gielen, Nina – American Council of Learned Societies, 2010
This report describes a conversion experiment and subsequent reader survey conducted by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Humanities E-Book (HEB) in late 2009 and early 2010 to assess the viability of using scholarly monographs with handheld e-readers. As sample content, HEB selected six titles from its own online collection, three…
Descriptors: Humanities, Electronic Publishing, Handheld Devices, Equipment Evaluation
Truty, John David – ProQuest LLC, 2010
"Fortune" magazine's articulation of productivity during the period 1969 to 1972 was a skillfully crafted work of propaganda that mixed public perception about (a) the younger generation, (b) issues about the growing rate of inflation, (c) shifting employment sectors, (d) increasing nominal wages, and (e) declining rate of profit.…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Persuasive Discourse, Propaganda, United States History
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Higgins, Eleanor L.; Raskind, Marshall H. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2005
The study investigated the compensatory effectiveness of the Quicktionary Reading Pen II (the Reading Pen), a portable device with miniaturized optical character recognition and speech synthesis capabilities. Thirty participants with reading disabilities aged 10-18 were trained on the operation of the technology and given two weeks to practice…
Descriptors: Electronic Equipment, Reading Difficulties, Silent Reading, Reading Comprehension
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Hauer, Manfred; Simedy, Walton – Information Services & Use, 2002
Describes an online library catalog that was developed for an Austrian scientific library that includes table of contents in addition to the standard bibliographic information in order to increase relevance for searchers. Discusses the technology involved, including OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and automatic indexing techniques; weighted…
Descriptors: Automatic Indexing, Character Recognition, Foreign Countries, Library Catalogs
Raby, Chris – Information Management & Technology, 1998
Outlines ten factors to consider before buying a scanner: size of document; type of document; color; speed and volume; resolution; image enhancement; image compression; optical character recognition; scanning subsystem; and the option to use a commercial bureau service. The importance of careful analysis of requirements is emphasized. (AEF)
Descriptors: Equipment Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Optical Scanners, Selection
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Sun, Wei; And Others – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1992
Identifies types and distributions of errors in text produced by optical character recognition (OCR) and proposes a process using machine learning techniques to recognize and correct errors in OCR texts. Results of experiments indicating that this strategy can reduce human interaction required for error correction are reported. (25 references)…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Character Recognition, Error Correction
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Raskind, Marshall – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1993
This article describes assistive technologies for persons with learning disabilities, including word processing, spell checking, proofreading programs, outlining/"brainstorming" programs, abbreviation expanders, speech recognition, speech synthesis/screen review, optical character recognition systems, personal data managers, free-form databases,…
Descriptors: Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computer Oriented Programs
Schantz, Herbert F. – Document Image Automation, 1993
Explains the value of neurocomputing as a unique and effective new technological concept for information processing and optical character recognition. Comparisons are made to digital computing and examples of applications such as recognizing handprinted characters are addressed. Products available from various companies are described. (Contains…
Descriptors: Character Recognition, Comparative Analysis, Computer Software, Digital Computers
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