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Vatican Secrets unlocked (comment)

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Courtesy of H-HistBibl, below is a link to an article that appreared in The Atlantic concering a new crowd-sourced system for developing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) programs that can read and render manuscript material (at least when it is created by professional scribes).  The system was first tested on the manuscripts in the Vatican's Archivum Secretum and employed high school students as research assistants.

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