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Distributed Proofreaders (commonly abbreviated as DP or PGDP) is a project to support the development of e-texts for Project Gutenberg. Public domain works, typically books with expired copyright, are scanned by the project managers and the images are run through optical character recognition (OCR) software. Unfortunately, OCR software is presently far from perfect, and often a large number of errors appear in the resulting text. To deal with this, individual pages are made available to volunteers via a web-based interface to proofread, displaying the original page's image and the recognized text side-by-side. This effectively distributes the time-consuming error correction process, analogously to distributed computing. An e-text (from electronic text; sometimes written as etext) is, generally, any textual information that is available in a digitally encoded human-readable format and read by electronic means, but more specifically it refers to files in the ASCII text file format. ... Project Gutenberg (often abbreviated as PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize, archive, and distribute cultural works. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, involves computer software designed to translate images of typewritten text (usually captured by a scanner) into machine-editable text, or to translate pictures of characters into a standard encoding scheme representing them in (ASCII or Unicode). ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... In computer science, distributed computing studies the coordinated use of physically distributed computers. ...


Each page goes through two rounds of user proofreading and two rounds of user formatting, followed by post-processing, where the book is prepared for uploading to Project Gutenberg. The editing process is similar to the Christian Classics Ethereal Library, which predates it by several years but is focused on the narrower topic of Christian texts. The Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a volunteer-based project to provide free electronic copies of Christian scripture and literature texts. ... See also: Timeline of Christianity Beliefs Jesus crucifixion as portrayed by Diego Velázquez. ...


Distributed Proofreaders was founded by Charles Franks in 2000 as an independent site to assist Project Gutenberg. Distributed Proofreaders became an official Project Gutenberg site in 2002. In October 2004, Distributed Proofreaders posted their 5,000th book to Project Gutenberg; about 300 new books were being finished each month. As of December 15, 2005 the 7,810 DP-contributed books comprised more than a third of the 17,100+ books in Project Gutenberg. Distributed Proofreaders (DP) is a project to support the development of e_texts for Project Gutenberg. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: October 2004 in sports Deaths in October • 29 HRH Princess Alice • 25 John Peel • 24 James Cardinal Hickey • 23 Robert Merrill • 19 Paul Nitze • 18 K. M. Veerappan • 16 Pierre Salinger • 10 Christopher Reeve • 9... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Among many other works, Distributed Proofreaders is currently working on producing a complete electronic edition of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, the volumes of which will be available on Project Gutenberg as they are finished. (Redirected from 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica) The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...


In January 2004, DP Europe started, hosted by Project Rastko. This site has the ability to process text in Unicode UTF-8 encoding. Books proofread are centered mainly on European culture, with a large proportion of non-English texts. As of December 2005, DP Europe had produced 200 books. 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → January 31, 2004 The United States defence budget is set to exceed US$400 billion next year—an almost 7% increase—according to budget proposals inadvertently posted on the Pentagons website. ... Project Rastko - Internet Library of Serb Culture (Пројекат Растко - Електронска библиотека српске културе) is a non-profit and non-governmental publishing, cultural and educational project dedicated to Serb and Serb-related arts and humanities. ... Unicode is an industry standard whose goal is to provide the means by which text of all forms and languages can be encoded for use by computers. ... UTF-8 (8-bit Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode created by Ken Thompson and Rob Pike. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also: List of digital library projects.

This is a list of projects related to digital libraries. ...

External links

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  • Distributed Proofreaders Europe

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Distributed Proofreaders (commonly abbreviated as DP or PGDP) is a project to support the development of e-texts for Project Gutenberg.
Distributed Proofreaders was founded by Charles Franks in 2000 as an independent site to assist Project Gutenberg.
Distributed Proofreaders became an official Project Gutenberg site in 2002.
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