Volunteer by Correcting Text

Text correcting is a wonderful way to get involved in CHNC and volunteer.  Best of all it’s free to sign up and you can do it from your home. Read this article to learn how to create a free user account.

Why should you correct text? The CHNC uses optical character recognition (OCR) to translate the image of a newspaper article into text.  OCR technology has improved greatly over the years but many of CHNC’s earlier newspaper content suffers from poor text translations.  For example, “Oak Creek” may be translated into text as “Oak Crook.”  Since CHNC only searches the translated text, incorrect translation can cause fewer search results.  Text correcting helps improve your searching and the searching of every other CHNC user.

While text correcting is invaluable to providing our users with better search results, it is also rewarding and just a little addictive.  Read this article to learn more about how to correct text.

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