Google To Digitize Information Information From World's Larget Holocaust Information Database

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 22:57
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Google To Digitize Information Information From World's Larget Holocaust Information Database

Starting yesterday, a user could directly access over 130,000 full-resolution photographs from Yad Vashem's photo collection via the Google search page.

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Google has implemented experimental optical character recognition technology for the project. OCR, it is hoped, will make photographs and other documents lacking in metadata easier to find by search in different languages.

 

A social component, says Read Write Web, allows people to contribute content. So if you see a photo of a relative, you could add his or her story. The project comes just in time, as the vast majority of Holocaust survivors are now in their 80s. 

 

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