Ok, so I looked into it some more, and if you actually want to use this program right now (which seems a bit questionable to me), you definitely want to use the bleeding edge version. This means compiling from source, so you might as well have support for all file formats.
The bleeding edge version is 1.0 (as opposed to 0.7.0). You can get it here. Follow the following steps, more or less. I can fill in the gaps tomorrow if you want:
(1) Install libmagick++-dev:
(2) Download the .tar.bz file to the right.
sudo aptitude install libmagick++-dev
(3) Extract it
(4) Read readme.txt, and follow the Unix installation directions. I had to delete the following check from CMakeList.txt to get it to stop complaining, but maybe that's just me:
tar -xjf cuneiform-linux-1.0.0.tar.bz2
So, the commands come down to something like the following, starting from cuneiform-linux-1.0.0/:
if(PROJECT_BINARY_DIR STREQUAL PROJECT_SOURCE_DIR)
message(FATAL_ERROR "In-tree build attempt detected, aborting. Set your build dir outside your source dir, delete CMakeCache.txt from source root and try again.")
If you want to install it to /, do a "sudo make install" at the bottom. Also, you can speed up the make (which is quite slow) with "make -j N", where N is the number of processors you have in a multiprocessor system.
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=release -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=[wherever, or leave this part out] ../CMakeList.txt
PS: I've still had no luck with it producing ANY meaningful results whatsoever, though it has stopped crashing now.