Who can fix automated transcription errors?
My specific issue is with the parent entries associated with a person in the 1950 US Census. FamilySearch allows me to choose an alternate indexed person as a parent, but sometimes the index does not include the correct parent. A human would recognize the error immediately, so I'm guessing the list transcription was automated.
Is there a manual process?
To answer to your thread title question - Who can fix automated transcript errors? It depends upon which editor is available/attached to the record/collection. The edit every field editor which applies to this particular record allows anyone logged into FamilySearch and viewing it to also edit it. It almost allows a complete transcription to be recreated.
Changing the address you supplied - replacing %3A and %2F with corresponding HTML URL character (there is a problem pasting URL encoding here in Community) - I was able to add Olive M Cochran into the correct family. The process to Add Line (or whatever button was listed) is what needed to be done - then add Spouse relationship to John K and parent relationships for the children. I went ahead and made the change because it is easier than trying to give advice here in Community (my response would be much more lengthy).
The process is not as clear/simple as it could be - but the feature is new so I expect it will change over time. Basically this particular Census page has highlight problems contributing to the mixed up index - and should be rescanned/manually entered or reviewed again. The automated process did get confused not only with husband John K's line but also with the previous family and the daughter's supplemental survey line 19 was included on John K's line. So the automated indexer got thoroughly confused. Hopefully at least the change made for Olive will help until the page can be sorted a little more.1
@Dennis Burdick Can you give the specific URL/record address? If it has the new 'edit every field' indexer - yes you can edit it.0
Under the "Relationships" section there is a pencil icon, but you cannot type the name of the correct parent; rather you can select from a predefined list. On line 18 there is an entry for Olive M listed as "Wife", but I cannot assign Olive as the mother of Sara or John, as she does not show up in the predefined list.
My guess is the automatic transcription process was confused by the line drawn in place of Olive's last name of Cochran. It's clear to a human reader, but I can understand how it could confuse automation.
Any advice would be appreciated, and thank you for your response :)0
Hi @Dennis Burdick. I think I have got Olive's relationships sorted. Please let me know if you are not seeing it. Maile 🙂0
It looks great, Maile. Thank you all :)1