Debunking an OCR conspiracy

Real Clear Investigations has a long article about the Corney versus Comey effect in the IG report. It's easily debunked (well, I hesitate to use that word because I hesitate to believe the original article was intended seriously).

OCR systems use dictionaries to aid their recognition of words and letters. "Corney" (rn) is a dictionary word, despite the capitalization. Comey is not a dictionary word, just a proper name. The rn combinations that are properly recognized are all in dictionary words.

Obviously, OCR preferred the dictionary word Corney to the proper name Comey. And in the revised version, someone noticed and corrected it, because you can do manual corrections to an OCR process like that.

This entry was published Wed Dec 25 02:47:20 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2019-12-25 02:47:20.0. [Tweet]

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