Crowdsourced Transcription Landscape

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This is a review of the Transcription projects outside of the Smithsonian. This presentation is not comprehensive. It focuses on looking at the breath of user experience choices for engaging with volunteers.

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Crowdsourced Transcription Landscape

  1. 1. Crowdsourced Transcription an overview of the landscape
  2. 2. Turning hand-written documents into machine-readable text
  3. 3. similarities and contrast
  4. 4. Purpose Prose Transcription Digital Record Creation Data Identification, “Indexing”
  5. 5. members of the public to learn & contribute researchers to study and discover curators to organize and document different audiences, different motivations
  6. 6. volunteer experience
  7. 7. volunteer experience
  8. 8. Prose Transcription Improve Discoverability Publication of authoritative transcriptions Audience Engagement
  9. 9. Using wiki-like markup for subjects, we can see that the activity of stripping tabacco was more common on cloudy days...
  10. 10. Digital Record Creation Natural History Specimens
  11. 11. Indexing Geneology Climate Change Restaurant Food and Prices Mammal Identification
  12. 12. And much more to learn... from OCR proof-reading other crowdsourcing efforts
  13. 13. Fun and Games

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