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reCaptcha Fail

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I’m all for the crowdsourcing of print digitization, but it’s a small wonder this word wasn’t recognized by OCR.

(For those unfamiliar with the reCaptcha system, it crowdsources optical character recognition by asking users to type in a word that digital OCR does not recognize.  The unknown word is paired with a known “control” word.  Both words are assumed correct if the control word is correct, but the results of the unknown word are not considered correct until multiple people have entered the same thing.  More on reCaptcha here and here.)

Hard reCaptcha.

I'm not up on my Greek.

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Written by OSB

28/07/2011 at 23:59

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