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Re^2: solve reCAPTCHA

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Oct 16, 2013 at 16:15 UTC ( #1058491=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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This strikes me as interesting, because on a NPR show, not too long ago, I heard the inventer of Captcha say that he was working on a system, whereby users could be novelly employed as book translators. The way it worked, is if a computer scan couldn't reproduce the book's page photo as readable text, those text fragments would be forwarded to the Captcha database, and would be sent out to end-users to see how many different eyes might translate it.

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Re^3: solve reCAPTCHA
by davido (Archbishop) on Oct 16, 2013 at 16:27 UTC

    That's probably referring to reCAPTCHA, or one of the newer CAPTCHA derivatives such as duolingo. The original CAPTCHA was just a means of increasing defense in the escalating arms race between bots and those who wanted to avoid them.


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