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Monday, June 9, 2014
Only One Troutvetter-OCR Not Perfect
Remember that OCR is not perfect. This image is a partial screen shot of a search for "Troutvetter" on the American Memory collection at the Library of Congress website. For some reason, it "found" the second Troutvetter reference, but not the one three lines above it. The "v" in the first one is darker and that may explain the reason it wasn't found.
Just something to keep in mind as we rely on OCR more and more in our research.