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Daylight Savings Time in 2008

Posted by decipherinfosys on November 1, 2008

It’s that time of the year again. In the US, the daylight savings time will end tomorrow at 2:00 A.M. when the clocks will be turned back by 1 hour. If you are looking for an understanding of the daylights savings time, here is the entry from Wikipedia. Last year marked a change in the time around which this change was being done – the start and end dates were changed and last year, there was a need to address this in the different applications via several critical patches that were released by the vendors – we had covered that last year over here.

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A new step in OCR: Google’s Answer

Posted by decipherinfosys on November 1, 2008

Read this on the Google post today about their OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology using which their search engine can now read any scanned documents that are scanned and saved in Adobe’s PDF format. So, the scanned images of the words and pictures can now be indexed and made searchable. The link contains the explanation of how searching within indexed documents is different so we won’t go into that. It does require a lot of processing power since scanned documents do not contain any text data that spiders can index.

We use our own OCR parser for our DVMS (Decipher Vaccine Management System) and Business Intelligence Suite for the healthcare product and it is only 75% accurate since hand written text by the doctors/nurses is hardly recognizable to even the human eye 🙂 let alone the machine code. So, we also eagerly look forward to this approach and if that can be used within our product to improve the accuracy of the data, that will be very good.

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