RE: [greenstone-users] Tool for writing item files - Paged Imagecollection - pagedImage plugin -

From Anson Parker
DateThu, 04 Jan 2007 10:41:50 -0500
Subject RE: [greenstone-users] Tool for writing item files - Paged Imagecollection - pagedImage plugin -
In-Reply-To (E1H2SbU-0005Vv-RP-zombie-scms-waikato-ac-nz)
Hi Tomas,
if you have access to OCR software you may save files as PDF "Image and
Text". This solution works great - it even keep s the location of the text
underneath the OCR'd image as a layer, allowing you to do "cut and paste" on
the image document and get the text for your notes..... great if you're
starting out fresh.

If you've already spent hours on OCR you should see what Don Diego can do
for you :)


From: "Diego Spano" <>
To: 'Tomáš Fiala'
Subject: RE: [greenstone-users] Tool for writing item files - Paged
Imagecollection - pagedImage plugin -
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 10:29:10 -0300

Hi Tomas, I developed a little program that creates .item files with the
metadata you want to assign. With this program we have procesed thousands of
images. How does this program work? Suppose you have this folder structure:

importdoc 1image1.tif
importdoc 1image1.txt
importdoc 1image2.tif
importdoc 1image2.txt
importdoc 1image3.tif
importdoc 1image3.txt
importdoc 2image1.tif
importdoc 2image1.txt
importdoc 2image2.tif
importdoc 2image2.txt
importdoc 3image1.tif
importdoc 3image1.txt
importdoc 3image2.tif
importdoc 3image2.txt
importdoc 3image3.tif
importdoc 3image3.txt

You have folders and inside them you have tiffs and txt files. Both files
have the same name and no matter how many files you have inside them. In the
example i named the files imagex.txt and imagex.tif but you can put the name
you want, you only have to take in account that image and text files MUST
have the same name.

The program will create a.item file inside doc1, doc2 and doc3 folders. Is a
..exe file, so you have to run it in Windows. If your scenario is like mine,
then I will send you the executable file. Let me know!!!


Diego Spano
Archivo Digital
Secretaria de DD. HH.
Ministerio de Justicia y DD. HH.
Tel.: 5167-6550

-----Mensaje original-----
[] En nombre de Tomáš
Enviado el: Jueves, 04 de Enero de 2007 07:32 a.m.
Asunto: [greenstone-users] Tool for writing item files - Paged Image
collection - pagedImage plugin -


I am creating pagedimage collection. I have a book with 500 pages
(Images+OCR) and its very uneasy to write .item files manually.

Please, does anyone know a tool which generates the .item files
automatically ???

What are the other ways of putting OCR+Image files together ?

Many thanks for your help !


Tomas Fiala

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