Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on January 04, 2006 03:38 AM
Well quite a bit of the work is also patented. And yes, most of the book-scanning projects release images (the human is still the best OCR engine).* And last I believe that there are SDKs that you can buy if you want to incorperate OCR into your product.
*There's another reason for a book-scanning project to just release images. Piracy is a bit harder.