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- How is finding a consensus among citizen science transcriptions like aligning gene sequences AND textual analysis of medieval codices? Part 1
- Data Diversity of the Week: Sex
- This week in digitization: The good, the buggy, and the curious
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Category Archives: crowdsourcing
This will be old news to many, but regardless: two big projects related to specimen digitization and biodiversity informatics launched in the past couple weeks. Quick impressions on both below, focusing on the good, the buggy and a few items … Continue reading
Co-written once again with Gaurav Vaidya. Over the last week, Gaurav has continued to pull templates out of his hat (leaving rabbit pulling to Rob and his bunnies) and we now have templates for locations and dates. The syntax for … Continue reading
SYTYCD would like to welcome guest blog co-author Gaurav Vaidya. A week ago, we told you about our cunning plan to play around with annotating and publishing one transcribed notebook of Junius Henderson’s field notes. We’ve had two big successes in the last … Continue reading
Ok, so it’s no Berlin Trilogy, but the reason we wanted to break this up into three posts was so we could take the time to really tease out some subtler points about the value of citizen science approaches for … Continue reading
Deep-reading, narrative and the idea of the community-participation-in-solitude as part of “transcribing the past” were key themes that emerged last post. This idea of incorporating shared narratives into digitization work — or rather, taking advantage of existing narrative — is … Continue reading
Last post we wound up with a lot of feedback, and happily, much of it far beyond statements declaring fealty to either crowdsourcing or OCR, but rather, consisting of amazing discourse about the best ways to make use of crowd … Continue reading