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Friday, March 21, 2008

Iphone app idea

An idea for an iphone (or any cameraphone) application:

Use the camera for text recognition in conjunction with a translator and/or dictionary. The idea would be to select a word in the visual feild (maybe with a little "x" cursor), send the picture to some server for OCR, and have it looked up or translated all at the same time, with one button-push.

Seems like that should all be within the bounds of current technology, is anyone working on such a thing, I wonder?

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