Join Ben Brumfield (FromThePage) and Austin Mast (Florida State University/iDigBio) for a meaty discussion of error and quality in crowdsourced transcription. We’ll start with the dimensions of quality: accuracy, fidelity, and fitness, and look at an analysis of causes of error. Some transcription projects engage multiple people transcribing an item. Others prefer a single person transcribing a given piece of text. Various methods can be used to assess the results of these very different options. So next, we’ll compare multi-track (i.e. many transcriptions of the same bits) and arbitration to single track (i.e. a one-person transcription) statistical sampling and review. Then, we’ll discuss how to quantify quality and how early intervention can improve transcriber skill. Finally, we look forward to sharing possible next steps and an open discussion with our audience.
The webinar is on June 16, 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT, 11:00 AM CDT, and 9:00 AM PDT.