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HS Talkoot: Microtask to the rescue of Finnish media history

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… HS Talkoot is to engage readers and allow them to help with the digital editing of old issues of Päivälehti, the predecessor of Helsingin Sanomat. The material in need of revision includes the whole first month of the historical newspaper (December 1889 – January 1890). All pages have been digitized in advance through automatic text recognition. Unfortunately, OCR software makes lots of mistakes when reading text that has deteriorated or is typed in old fonts. This is where human …

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