iDigBio'sWebinar titled Visualize Your Text Data Using OCR Output was well-attended. Over 30 people logged in to Adobe Connect to see a live demo and hear more about using the text output from Optical Character Recognition (ocr) software. The goals are to use the output to enhance and improve the transcription and data validation experience for anyone involved in capturing or cleaning specimen data. These methods have potential and implications for both the public citizen scientist entering data for the first time as well as those public volunteers, staff, curators, collectors, and data managers who need tools to facilitate and ensure the best-possible data quality.
00:00-15:23 Overview by Deb Paul
15:24-29:13 Live DEMOs by Andrea Matsunaga and Jason Best
29:14-55:57 Group Discussion