Saturday, 21 February 2009

reCAPTCHAS for genealogy

An interesting story in The Walrus about how we're all helping transcribe digitized old books and newspapers using CAPTCHAS and reCAPTCHAS (the distorted text we have to transcribe to get access to some websites).

"Human Resources: The job you didn't even know you had" / by Alex Hutchinson. In The Walrus, Vol. 6, no. 2 (March 2009), p. 15-16.
http://www.walrusmagazine.com/articles/2009.03-technology-human-resources-recaptcha-alex-hutchinson/

Thanks to Linda Reid for the lead.

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