Indexing by technology
I have seen some records that were indexed by "technology"...how soon will all of the records be indexed as such? Attempting to get more people to index is difficult in some areas because they believe technology will take over soon and human input/transcription will not be needed?
Does anyone know the % of transcribed records by technology vs human transcription?
What records are currently transcribed by technology and what is the next progression of records to be indexed?
You may find this blog interesting and informative. Here are two excerpts from the blog. https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/optical-character-recognition-indexing/
"How Indexers and OCR Can Work Together
Today, FamilySearch needs your help with indexing more than ever. As OCR technology develops, how you help with indexing may change slightly. Instead of indexing a record from scratch, you may review a record that the computer indexed, making sure that the information is correct and fixing any errors you encounter. At FamilySearch, indexed records have always been reviewed for accuracy, so this task is essentially what reviewers undertake when they review a batch of records that has been indexed by another volunteer."
"So far, FamilySearch has employed optical character recognition to index a whopping 64 million historical records. The project in question involves a collection of Spanish-language records—namely christenings, marriages, burials, and other church documents. When the project is complete, nearly 900 million records will have been indexed and in need of review by an actual person."0
You may also find this interesting and fun. It is people training computers to read names sessions which anyone can participate in.0