RE: Egnlish translation (2007-08-08 05:59 by bool #31169)
I wrote a draft of a short summary of this project with new development status. Please check it.
We developed SQS(Shared Questionnaire System) as an e-form designer and an OMR(Optical Mark Reader) application software system written in Java language for portability (Java Web Start ready), can be freely used and redistributed commercially or non-commercially with Apache License Version 2.
SQS consists of two applications: (1)SourceEditor and (2)MarkReader.
(1)SQS SourceEditor is an enhancement of our original generic XML editor implementation, as an e-form designer with outliner GUI for editing e-form definitions and generating e-form print master PDF files.
The editing target XML document scheme is a subset of XHTML2.0 and XForms1.0(The XForms form control elements are hosted in XHTML). The target XML documents will be XSLTranslated into FO+SVG+XForms document representing OMR questionnaire form, rendered into a specially designed e-form print master PDF file. The e-form layout manipulation is automated by FO processor with XSL style information. OMR questionnaire form in black ink on normal paper. Multiple page and double side print master document generations are supported. The print master PDF file contains an attachment file of SVG Print document as the e-form metadata descriptor.
(2)SQS MarkReader is an OMR application with distributed parallel OMR engine, based on zero-conf pure P2P image processing GRID service. You need to prepare a folder contains some scanned OMR questionnaire form image files and its print master PDF file. When you drag-and-drop the folder into MarkReader application, new OMR session will be started and parallelized over MarkReader GRID services on the multcast reachable network. Spreadsheets, charts, statistics, free answer form image files and recognition error reports are generated in the session.