Gregg Shorthand Goes High Tech

I came across some of these while browsing on  Researchgate, then that led me down this other rabbit hole!  These studies are about shorthand recognition by computers, and writing Gregg Shorthand with computers.  And they’re all modern studies!  Who would’ve guessed people are actively working on this?

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    1. Evernote uses OCR for handwriting.  If I scan a handwritten note and upload it to Evernote, or if I write on a tablet screen with a stylus, Evernote's OCR will read it and even index it for searches.  It's pretty amazing.

      1. By the way, this is partly why I love Evernote so much.  Shorthand and Evernote mesh very well together.  It must be the best digital note-taking tool out there.  When I'm taking notes in Notehand, for example, I usually write a few "tags" in longhand on the page, too, just so Evernote's OCR can read and index the note after I scan it in.  The rest is private in Notehand.

        Not only can it read your handwriting and index it, but as I've said before, you can turn Evernote into your own personal "shorthand laboratory" by uploading our dictation sound files into it.  It syncs between your computer and mobile devices, so you'll have them with you everywhere you go.  All my shorthand pdf files (entire books and articles– really, a library by now) are in Evernote.  I've practiced dictation over my phone with the Evernote app while in hospital waiting rooms.  It makes it really easy to practice shorthand during those little down times when you have to wait.  (No affiliation with the company, by the way.  Just a happy user.)   Honestly, this deserves its own post, lol. 

              1. Yes, maybe someday!  Especially as technology improves.

                By the way, when you upload a handwritten note, it does take a few days for it to be cataloged by the OCR in Evernote (it's faster for premium subscribers from what I understand). 

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