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Oggetto: [Foundation-l] Wikisource and reCAPTCHA
Data: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 21:39:09 +0100
Da: Michael Peel <email(a)mikepeel.net>
Rispondi-a: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List
A: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
(Renaming the subject as we've changed topic)
On 23 Jun 2010, at 21:31, Mariano Cecowski wrote:
--- El mié 23-jun-10, Michael Peel
I always think than not using reCaptcha is a
shame, as it's
a nice way to get people to proofread text in a reasonably
efficient way. It would be really nice if someone could
create something similar that proofreads OCR'd text from
Wikisource... <hint, hint>.
And how do you decide that what was entered is wrong or right?
Better take a look at Project Gutemberg's Distributed Proofreaders.
My understanding is that original text within the reCAPTCHA is shown to
several different people; if they agree then the word is counted as
correct. Looking at the Wikipedia article, it's a little more complex
There's a reason why there are two words to solve during a reCAPTCHA.
What Distributed Proofreaders can do, Wikisource can do - but in a Wiki
environment. If you haven't checked out the proofreading features that
Wikisource now has, I would encourage you to give them a go, e.g. at:
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