calmingshoggoth (calmingshoggoth) wrote,

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Prove you are human and digitize books at the same time

This is a brilliant idea. Everyone has probably run into a CAPTCHA by now. They are those boxes of distorted text that you have to type into some sits to prove that you are a not a screen-scraping program. The reCAPTCHA project is harnessing that action to OCR books in the Internet Archive

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