Vital Statistics Column, 1863.


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PeK. 24, ma Le{xK»ht>K\ Wonoiulu, tn*cc o Kaha!rw*. w. I)rK. IT. w* WailiK; Kai, \V.»i.v.*!ii t nilKe o Wahiueini w. l>«t. 15, raa //amohīinio, Wain;*.; Eai, aīaie o P»cn w. l>eK. 4, n:a Kap:i!atna, //oni>!u!u. o //.»r,a!«j w. lVt. 7. ma Kapohue, //.*n*, Mauī, m’.iK- o Kahawalu w. l>ft. 9, mi //ono:r.a*’lt, //aua, Maui, maie o bdtiueia i. I Xov. -T, m* P»)haKupuKa. euK o Kawahine w. j Xov. 13, uij Walawa, u:stKo o £.*a:ucla i. ! Xov. lō, ma i.i wa!.i no, ni.»K*- o Kaui.»K(.s r. I DeK. S. !:;a ia w:,hi rt\ iv..»*t> o K:; , .:’\r : ‘. rl * I IH-k. 19, u:t i* w:thi no, raas« o Kfhu!mular.i w.

[This once again is an example of the text available for you to search at for the Vital Statistics Column in the Kuokoa for January 3, 1863. I don’t know about you, but this just makes me sad.

If only the newspapers were reshot first so that there were clear images to start off with, at least the resulting OCR output could have been better.]

(Kuokoa, 1/3/1863, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke II, Helu 1, Aoao 3. Ianuari 3, 1863.

3 thoughts on “Vital Statistics Column, 1863.

  1. It’s all going up, which is something to be seriously celebrated. 75,000 pages will be searchable, at least to some degree. There’ll be some rubbish, and that’s sad, but having this much in place is a great start that took a lot of hands, funds and time. Kudos to everyone who had a hand in it or who cheered it on. It certainly could have been better if all critics had jumped in to help, but even human hands wouldn’t make bad originals totally legible. OCR, which took the place of idle hands, makes bad product from old print, but it can be better than nothing. Now there’s a million people who know about the resource, and that collective awareness might provide new chances to improve both originals and text files. Jump in wherever you can.

  2. Actually my point was that the originals are not bad, but it is the digital images taken from the outdated microfilms that are bad. If only there was a carefully thought out plan that would have had the papers systematically reshot as clearly as possible first (before they crumble away and disintegrate in their own acids), and then to have the many hands of today type them out or even I suppose to have them shipped off to faraway Cambodia to be OCR’d, there still would have been a “million people who know about the resource,” but now there would also be a much more accurate text to search. Perhaps more importantly however, there would be a clear digital image that you could use to check back on if there was a question on a passage, as opposed to having the original papers rifled through each and every time someone is lucky enough to find a family name or a topic they are studying and the column it appears in is unclear.
    Of course no one expects perfection, but all of the kupuna who placed their legacy for safe keeping in those pages because they knew the future generations would want to know–would need to know, all of them deserve as close to perfection as possible. I can’t imagine anyone would think otherwise.

  3. Pingback: Follow up on Vital Statistics Column from Kuokoa 1/3/1863. « nupepa

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