Finnish library uses games to crowdsource indexing


Finnish library uses games to crowdsource indexing
This Post From Spingwise points the way to a neat project from Finnish indexing effort Digitalkoot that now offers a series of games by which players can help fix mistakes in the indexing of old Finnish newspapers.
Digitalkoot is a joint project run by the National Library of Finland and distributed work platform Microtask that aims to index the library's enormous archives so that they are searchable on the Internet. As in so many similar efforts, limitations on computers' ability to recognize text causes numerous instances where human help is required. That's where Digitalkoot's games come in. In both Mole Hunt and Mole Bridge, human players offer solutions to problematic words, thereby helping the Digitalkoot effort make Finland's archives more accurate and more accessible to all.

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