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Akon [PersonRank 0]

Friday, May 25, 2007
11 years ago1,589 views

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Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

okay.... this is totally spam... but it is still a pretty clever idea :)

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

How exactly does this work? It claims it helps to digitise books, but it can tell you whether you entered the text correctly, surely that means it knows what the word it and has no positive effect :-)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Saw this mentioned on BoingBoing and a reader responded:

<< "the system works by having two words displayed. One that is computer generated (hence the computer knows what it is) and the other a scan from a book to be solved by the human (you do not know which is which). You enter in both words, if you get the computer generated one correct – the system knows your a human and lets you in. It can then also assume you entered the other non-generated word in correctly and can use it." >>

boingboing.net/2007/05/24/can_ ...

Hmm. They'd be better of with a game like Google's Image Labeler if they wanted to digitize books in this way.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It's good idea :)

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Ahh ok thanks for clearing that up, it makes sense now!

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

yea, realy clever

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