Enabling New Insights with the Help of Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR)

Case Study

A part of the research project "Education in Numbers' from the Institute of Educational Sciences at the University of Zurich, statistical survey forms from 1935 to 1969 were digitized. 

A total of 12'200 handwritten survey forms contain information on the number of apprenticeship-leave examinations conducted and passed, expected apprenticeship leavers, and details of the contracts per canton in the respective survey year. Furthermore, these data sets contain important information for the history of education, and, the economy.

Learn throughout the case study how the Institute of Education Sciences was able to extract information from over 34 years of research using ICR and control it independently with the editor's help.

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