Crowdsourcing historical tabular data : 1961 census of England and Wales

Clausner, C ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6041-1002, Hayes, J and Antonacopoulos, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9552-0233 2019, 'Crowdsourcing historical tabular data : 1961 census of England and Wales' , in: Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing - HIP '19 , ACM International Conference Proceeding Series: HIP: Historical Document Imaging and Processing (02155) , ACM, New York, pp. 42-47.

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Abstract

This paper describes how crowdsourcing can be incorporated as an integral part of a comprehensive technical workflow to identify, extract and validate data from large volumes of printed tabular statistics, and transform them into operable digital datasets using current structural and descriptive standards. The recently completed digitisation project for the 1961 Census of England and Wales (commissioned by the UK's Office for National Statistics) is used to provide details on data processing, crowdsourcing platform and tasks, crowd interaction, and validation of results. The multi-modal approach employed was very successful, delivering far more complete and validated data than automated processes alone could produce (due to the challenging nature of the source material).

Item Type: Book Section
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing - HIP'19
Publisher: ACM
Series Name: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series: HIP: Historical Document Imaging and Processing
ISBN: 9781450376686
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Depositing User: Mr Christian Clausner
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2019 08:28
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2020 11:46
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/53014

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