AreCAPTCHA: Outsourcing Arabic Text Digitization to Native Speakers

Bakry, M., Khamis, M. and Abdennadher, S. (2014) AreCAPTCHA: Outsourcing Arabic Text Digitization to Native Speakers. In: 2014 11th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, Tours, France, 7-10 April 2014, pp. 304-308. ISBN 9781479932436 (doi:10.1109/DAS.2014.50)

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Abstract

There has been a recent increasing demand to digitize Arabic books and documents, due to the fact that digital books do not lose quality over time, and can be easily sustained. Meanwhile, the number of Arabic-speaking Internet users is increasing. We propose AreCAPTCHA, a system that digitizes Arabic text by outsourcing it to native Arabic speakers, while offering protective measures to online web forms of Arabic websites. As users interact with AreCAPTCHA, we collect possible digitizations of words that were not recognized by OCR programs. We explain how the system works, the challenges we faced, and promising preliminary evaluation results.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Khamis, Dr Mohamed
Authors: Bakry, M., Khamis, M., and Abdennadher, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9781479932436
Published Online:12 June 2014

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