What is OCR Text
Optical character recognition (OCR) text is the text that OCR
software has translated from the original newspaper page to online
format. It is electronically scanned in and has not been manually
reviewed or corrected. OCR makes it possible to search large quantities
of full text information but it is not 100% accurate. The accuracy
depends on a variety of factors: condition of the original newspaper
or microfilm, quality of the paper, size and style of the font and
column layouts, for example.
How accurate is the OCR text in the articles?
We have scanned the original newspaper pages using high quality
scanners and an optical character recognition (OCR) process which
converts the printed text to electronic text. Both these processes
produce the most accurate results possible; however, it is inevitable
that some errors slip through. The quality of the original newspaper
affects the outcome and accuracy of the OCR scanning process.
A range of factors are taken into account, including:
Highly complex layout
Radical differences in layout over time
Variable font sizes and character types (especially Gothic)
space between lines
Narrow gutter between columns
or misprinted text
Poor quality or deteriorated inks
quality or deteriorated papers
Irregular alignment of characters
in hand-set press
Annotations by hand
Graphic devices and/or
What to do when you notice a mistake in the OCR text?
When you have selected an article on a page in the viewer, you
can view the original OCR text. As the Optical Character Recognition
text is electronically translated, there are often errors. You can
fix any errors line by line to make the necessary corrections. Using
Microsoft Word is an ideal solution to find and fix errors.
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