I'm more or less in the process of converting old (let's say from the 70's) paper documents into their modern LaTeX version. What I am doing is as follows:
- write the whole Latex source from scratch (very long and inefficient)
- scan the document, use an OCR tool and translate the subsequent
txtfile into a
I'm also thinking of using voice recognition software to go a bit faster. Are some of you in the same situation and what would be your advices to accelerate the whole process? The final goal is to share the PDF documents and related LaTeX source on an open archive and give revival to these "about to die" interesting documents.
Edit 1: work has also to be done on figures and diagrams. As far as I know, it is almost impossible to automate this task. So, I'm currently redrawing everything with either Inkscape, TikZ or pstricks.
Edit 2: Tesseract-ocr is willing to help but it is not high priority. Anyway, it looks like Tesseract can be trained.