[Taxacom] Sherborn & literature code challenge

Kim van der Linde kim at kimvdlinde.com
Fri Sep 2 13:03:03 CDT 2011



On 9/2/2011 2:46 PM, Francisco Welter-Schultes wrote:
> Dick,
> extracting names from original sources must be done manually. This is
> a tremendous work, you can hardly imagine how much time this costs.
> We decided to proceed in the timeline from 1757 onwards and finally
> reached the 1790s, after about 15 years of work (total of all team
> members). In this time we extracted and verified some 45,000 names.

This sounds like one of those projects that could benefit from crowd 
sourcing like the captcha project.

Kim




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