"Are Searches in OCR-generated Archives Trustworthy?"

The accuracy of searches was tested by performing sample searches of leading newspaper databases. The test revealed several weaknesses in the search process, including an average 18 percent error rate for single words in body text, and a far higher error rates for advertisements. Such high error rates encourage a critical look at the 20-year-old sector.


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Author: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.