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Uncle Scrooge Experiment Session 1

Uncle Scrooge Corpus Project
Session 1

Uncle Scrooge #89

Uncle Scrooge #89

So my first attempt at text extraction was to take a very old Uncle Scrooge comic book, and use the OCR tools in Adobe Acrobat X. I am not completely unfamiliar with this process, as I had to use this software at a former job. I have experience with turning typewritten manuscripts into editable PDF files. I was curious as to how well text extraction would work with a comic. My initial results are aggravating.

Page 1:
The software was unable to read more than half of the text. It extracted the first speech bubble and the metadata at the bottom of the page:

1101..0 YOUR IIORS5
OONM.O l WWERE ‘
ARE ‘tOO GOING IN SUCH A HURRY l

iJSTMASTER• Please send nolfce on Form 3579 to Western Publis hing Company, Inc., orth Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12602
? .
:·s ey UNelE SCROOGE, No. 89, October, 1970. Published bi-monthly by Western P blishlng Company, Inc.,- North Road, Poughkeep
: York 12602. Second-class postage paid at Poughkeepsie, New York. Subscr ipt ion pr ic e in t he U.S.A. $1.00 per year; foreign subscrip
s: 5 to be repr
• ·-:Jt permission of Walt Disney Productions. Authorized edit ion. Printed in U.S.A.
– 1870, 185&, by Walt Disney Productions.
GOLD KEY & DESIGN is a Trademark of Western Publis hing Company, Inc.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS should reach us six weeks in advance of the next issue date. Give both your old and
‘ · . new addnu enclosinif possible your old address label.
” • • :al may not .be sold except by authorized dealers and is sold subject to the conditions that it shall not be sold or distribute
rt of its· cover or markinis removed, nor in a mutilated ondition nor affixed to nor as part of any advertising, literary

PAGE 2
I had the same problem here, for some reason the software is picking up only the first speech bubble. I imagine there is something in the settings I can alter to fix the issue…

I WISH ‘t’OU ‘D BE LI KE lt\E, OONALOl I NEVER WASTE MONeY OR
. ANYTHING l

 

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