Posted on by Brandon Klein

ScanScribe is a research prototype document image editor that makes it easy to extract, manipulate, and combine sketches, handwritten notes, whiteboard images, screen snapshots, and scanned documents.

ScanScribe advances three main ideas:

-document image editing ������as opposed to editing formatted text (e.g. MS Word) or structured graphics (e.g. PowerPoint)

-support for rough documents ������rough documents are images less structured than formatted text,�such as handwritten notes, drawings, and figures

-intelligent editing tools ������it is easy to select just the content you want, based� on a novel user interface plus automatic analysis� of perceptually salient objects and groupings

ScanScribe is an application of the Perceptual Document Analysis Area, in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center.