[Pharo-project] OCR was [web services, pharo]

laurent laffont laurent.laffont at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 04:16:33 EST 2010


Cool.  And  about OCR / Webcam capture ?

Laurent Laffont


2010/2/15 Mariano Martinez Peck <marianopeck at gmail.com>

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> 2010/2/15 laurent laffont <laurent.laffont at gmail.com>
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> now that I work in library software :)  ...
>>
>> Fetch data from ISBN is not so difficult, depends on the provider you
>> want. The most used protocol around the world is Z39.50
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z39.50 to get MARC formatted catalogs
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNIMARC.  I don't know if there's Smalltalk
>> implementations of these standards.
>>
>>
> Of course we have!!!
>
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> http://n4.nabble.com/ANN-Z39-50-FFI-Client-ZOOM-binding-td1307520.html#a1307520
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>> If you don't need high level of details, Amazon, Library Thing, ... have
>> good catalogs with modern web services to access them.
>>
>> For the webcam / scan part, I don't know what we have in Smalltalk.  You
>> need OCR tools...
>>
>>
> I don't know, what would be cool. I suggest to send separate emails for
> this to get more answers.
>
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>> Laurent Laffont
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>>
>> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 10:24 PM, Stéphane Ducasse <
>> stephane.ducasse at inria.fr> wrote:
>>
>>> I really like the idea of scripting and gluing together behavior.
>>> What I would love to be able to do is to
>>>        use the webcam of my machine to scan a book ISBN number
>>>        and fetch all the data from a given provider.
>>> Does anybody have an idea how we could plug all that together.
>>>
>>> Stef
>>>
>>>
>>> On Feb 14, 2010, at 8:45 PM, laurent laffont wrote:
>>>
>>> > Thanks for help and .... enjoy :)
>>> http://pharocasts.blogspot.com/2010/02/rest-xml-parsing-and-photos.html
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Laurent Laffont
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 1:20 PM, laurent laffont <
>>> laurent.laffont at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Make sure that the stream is binary:
>>> > SketchMorph fromStream: ('
>>> http://lh3.ggpht.com/_BvlW9mJ6MFc/R-p4PtCKitI/AAAAAAAAA1A/jySYN6rz_pc/DSC00801.JPG'
>>> asUrl retrieveContents contents asByteArray readStream)
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Levente
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > It works ! Thank you ! You've just saved a screencast :)
>>> >
>>> > Laurent Laffont
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Laurent Laffont
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > 2010/2/13 Mariano Martinez Peck <marianopeck at gmail.com>
>>> >
>>> > I think he talks about this one
>>> >
>>> > http://coweb.cc.gatech.edu/squeakbook/
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > 2010/2/13 laurent laffont <laurent.laffont at gmail.com>
>>> >
>>> > Which web page ?
>>> >
>>> > Laurent Laffont
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 3:42 PM, Stéphane Ducasse <
>>> > stephane.ducasse at inria.fr> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > laurent have a look in the network chapter of the new blue book
>>> > (collective book available on web page)
>>> > because I do not remember but you could find some snippets going in the
>>> > same sense.
>>> >
>>> > Stef
>>> >
>>> > On Feb 13, 2010, at 3:29 PM, laurent laffont wrote:
>>> >
>>> >  (SketchMorph fromStream:
>>> >  ('http://code.google.com/p/pharo/logo'
>>> >      asUrl retrieveContents contentStream)) openInWorld
>>> >
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