September 18, 2009

Official Google Blog: Teaching computers to read: Google acquires reCAPTCHA

Official Google Blog: Teaching computers to read: Google acquires reCAPTCHA

At the post linked above, Google says it uses human answers to captchas, which are intentionally hard for computers to read, to make text in captchas easier for computers to read.

It follows, then, that more computers will soon be able to crack captchas.

September 11, 2009

How to read on the web

Here's a tip for reading on the web: pick a sentence and read it. I've found that reading one sentence from start to finish, rather than bouncing from keyword to keyword in a paragraph, aids comprehension.