Viewing/Search results

Viewing/Search results

Text Correcting: FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions Should I correct misspelled words?  It is a bit of a judgement call.  Generally we encourage users to correct the misspellings because the system retrieves articles based on searching the computer generated text.  For example if the town Urvan is misspelled in the original newspaper as “Urvana” it may affect user’s search results….

Sorting and refining your search results

CHNC  allows you to sort your search results in a few different ways.  You can do a basic sort of all your search results by clicking the Sort By drop-down located in the upper right corner of your search results window.  You can sort by: Best match first, Date, Newspaper title, Article Title, and Content…

Enlarging the Text

The initial display of any newspaper page selected from the search results will be very small, but it is easy to enlarge the entire page to be viewed, or zoom into a selected article. To enlarge the text, use the enlarge or shrink buttons in the upper right corner of the page display.   You…

How to Correct Article and Title Text

The text correction functionality is accessed through the “Correct this text” link on the left menu when viewing the individual article. You must be logged into your personal account in order to edit/correct text.   This view is split into two parts: the right side shows the page images that make up the document, and…

Correcting Article Titles

Correcting the OCR text of an article does not automatically correct the title of the article, even if you typed the same statement in to the text area.  You need to specifically select the title to correct. Steps:  Find the article that you wish to correct the title of. Select it by clicking on the…

Basic Searching

You can perform a simple search by typing keywords in the search box and clicking “Search”. The search engine will return results that include all of your search terms. You can search for an exact phrase by placing quotation marks around your search terms, for example “new plymouth”. Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT can…

How to Correct OCR Text

The text correction interface is accessed by clicking the “Correct this text” link when viewing section text. This interface is split into two parts: the right side shows the page images that make up the document, and the left side is used for editing the lines of text. When you move your mouse over the…

What is Optical Character Recognition (OCR)?

Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, is a process by which software reads a page image and translates it into a text file by recognising the shapes of the letters (The NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials). OCR enables searching of large quantities of full-text data, but…

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