Jacob Stevens, Andrew Gee, Chris Dance
"Automatic Processing of Document Annotations." J.Stevens, A.Gee, C.Dance.
Proceedings of 9th British Machine Vision Conference, pp. 438-448, 1998.
A common authoring technique involves making annotations on a printed draft and
then typing the corrections into a computer at a later date. In this paper, we
describe a system that goes some way towards automating this process. The
author simply passes the annotated documents through a sheet-feed scanner and
then brings up the electronic document in a text editor. The system then works
out where the annotated words are and allows the author to skip from one
annotation to the next at the touch of a key. At the heart of the system lies
a procedure for reliably establishing correspondences between printed words and
their electronic counterparts, without performing optical character
recognition. This procedure might have interesting applications in document
database retrieval, since it allows an electronic document to be indexed by a
printed version of itself.
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