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jil

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Re: Bear (1914) -- Discussion: Questions, Comments and Coordination
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2017, 06:47:59 am »
October - December
1st to 14th Oct - Unalaska
15th Oct - heading South
27th Oct to 4th Nov - Seattle
5th Nov - heading South
11th Nov to 26th Dec - California

The 1914 National Archives file is made up of 12 monthly log books. The December one is spilt to single pages (all others double pages) with the comments page and date and location on the weather page typed ( :) but not the weather  :'(). The December log book ends on 26th.
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Re: Bear (1914) -- Discussion: Questions, Comments and Coordination
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2017, 01:31:10 am »
Here's an OCR conversion of image 448 using commercial software (trial version, it's $120  :o ):

https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/23695631/content/dc-metro/rg-026/585454/0002/Bear-b355/Bear-b355_0448.JPG

Doesn't look too bad.

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Vessels reported ?_________________
Motor boats reported_______________
Gases of assistance----------------
Lives saved------------------------
Derelicts or obstructions removed-
Regattas or marine parades patrolled-,___
Drills held (enumerate).........    ,
............I......... Muster
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RECORD OF THE MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS OF THE DAY.
Mid. to 8 a.m.
Calm to light HE breezes; clear to mostly cloudy. Morning duties performed.
Liberty men returned on time.
J. J. Hutson, 2nd Lieut.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Light HE airs to calm; partly clear to partly cloudy.
9:00 held general muster; published action of reviewing authority, dated 14th instant^ in case of Seaman A.M.Clark, who was tried by Minor Revenue-Cutter Service court for "absence from duty without leave", - sentence as mitigated,"to forfeit 20 days* pay, amounting to |B9.60.
Published potion of reviewing authority on board of investigation, 2nd instant, in case of Wm. Haran, 2nd class boy, who was tried by a General Revenue-Cutter Service court on May 1, 1914, and sentenced to be ordinarily discharged and to forfeit all pay prior to that date, which sentence was carried into effect on 15th instant.
J.R.G.Andersen, quartermaster, upon expiration of full term of 7th enlistment,was retained on board with his consent, pending decision of Department relative to waiving his physical disability.
Reenlisted George Hare as oiler, 1st class, -4th enlistment for clothing credit, one year continuous service.
9:30 granted usual liberty to one watch. 11:50 1st Lieutenant W. H. Shea reported on board in obedience to Department orders of Hovember 21, 1914, (10).
Received 6500 gallons fresh water from Mare Island Davy Yard; expended 1500 gallons to engineer's department.
Made inspection of vessel.
4 p.m. to Mid.
Calm to light HW to Forth airs; partly cloudy to clear.
L.- C. Mueller, 2nd Lieut.
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DEC ?0 1914
OFFICE OF C0MHWNDI.-V6 OFFICES, DIVISION, PACIFIC ?OAST,
Note.?Do not writ? below this line. If additional space is required use an extra sheet of paper (standard size), and head it with day an

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Re: Bear (1914) -- Discussion: Questions, Comments and Coordination
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2017, 04:51:43 pm »
This cruise is for the birds ;)

F. Seymour Hersey came on board with permission to make northern cruise on this vessel, - authority of Department letter of April 6, 1914.
https://books.google.com/books?id=vyiHo0ccrfkC&pg=PP1&lpg=PP1&dq=F.+Seymour+Hersey+smithsonian
https://archive.org/details/biostor-122317

E. Swift Train came on board with permission to make northern cruise, by authority of Division Commander's letter of April 29, 1914. (Dept telegram Apr 29)
E. Swift Train of Santa Cruz, has resigned his position as secretary-treasurer producing manager of the Sunset Motion Picture Co., having been appointed by the Treasury De-patrment of the United States government, manager of the Arctic Expedition undertaken by the government to obtain moving pictures of Alaska and the Arctic regions. The expedition will leave Seattle in the Revenue Cutter Hear on Sunday, May 10, and is one of the most completely and expensively equipped enterprises yet projected. Many months will be necessary in the pack ice and the return trip will not be made possibly until December.

Lord William Percy
https://books.google.com/books?id=uw_ZvzWHueEC&pg=PA134&lpg=PA134&dq=lord+william+percy+1914+steller
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1474-919X.1963.tb01595.x/pdf
https://books.google.com/books?id=L6BWC_huJkkC&pg=RA5-PA89&lpg=RA5-PA89&dq=lord+william+percy+1914+steller

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Re: Bear (1914) -- Discussion: Questions, Comments and Coordination
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2017, 09:16:02 pm »
I seem to recall finding a useful bird name in the Hersey Book :D

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Re: Bear (1914) -- Discussion: Questions, Comments and Coordination
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2017, 10:40:34 pm »
Here's an OCR conversion of image 448 using commercial software (trial version, it's $120  :o ):

https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/23695631/content/dc-metro/rg-026/585454/0002/Bear-b355/Bear-b355_0448.JPG

Doesn't look too bad.

The original is pretty clear and there don't appear to be many typos. I'd like to see how it does with one like this from the Yorktown
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol04of04/vol04of04_047_1.jpg

Was that $120 per page?

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Re: Bear (1914) -- Discussion: Questions, Comments and Coordination
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2017, 12:26:42 am »
The original is pretty clear and there don't appear to be many typos. I'd like to see how it does with one like this from the Yorktown
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol04of04/vol04of04_047_1.jpg

I tried something similar, it would chew on it for a couple of hours and then fail miserably.  ;)

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Was that $120 per page?

More than I want to spend on it in any case. :o ;D

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Re: Bear (1914) -- Discussion: Questions, Comments and Coordination
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2017, 09:32:32 am »
One issue I've encountered with checking OCR-ed documents is that once a few errors started creeping in, it took me almost as long to check them as it would to transcribe them initially! (Results probably vary with typing speed...) It takes quite a lot of time and concentration to comb through looking for small changes like an "N" becoming a "H", or an "a" becoming an "o" (or, with numbers, perhaps a "7" becoming a "1"!). Of course, the advantage you can get a large amount of text digitised with reasonable leigibility quite quickly.

If you're interested in the OCR-then-correct route, might I suggest looking at the California Digital Newspaper Collection? They've OCR-ed a huge collection of historical newspapers, and the text is then open to be edited and corrected: https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc

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Re: Bear (1914) -- Discussion: Questions, Comments and Coordination
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2017, 12:53:25 pm »
If you're interested in the OCR-then-correct route, might I suggest looking at the California Digital Newspaper Collection? They've OCR-ed a huge collection of historical newspapers, and the text is then open to be edited and corrected: https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc

I believe the science team is looking into an OW version of this approach for future use. I was mostly just curious to see how it might work with the current batch of materials. I personally hate typing.  ;)

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Re: Bear (1914) -- Discussion: Questions, Comments and Coordination
« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2017, 01:23:08 pm »
Are they looking into neural network techniques? We have a huge database to train it on.

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Re: Bear (1914) -- Discussion: Questions, Comments and Coordination
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2017, 01:33:29 pm »
Well, there was this recently.

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Re: Bear (1914) -- Discussion: Questions, Comments and Coordination
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2017, 02:10:41 pm »
"8 data pages loaded from 7 source sets" doesn't sound like deep learning to me.

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Re: Bear (1914) -- Discussion: Questions, Comments and Coordination
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2017, 10:57:24 pm »
That is just the start... ;D

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Re: Bear (1914) -- Discussion: Questions, Comments and Coordination
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2017, 12:50:47 am »
A new version of the Spreadsheet is available here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B79AVnuaPynAU3p3T0pmSS1CZ1k

The name is a bit different: Bear_1914_v1p300_Double.ods

This release features:

> Enhancements to the EventInputWizard
> An in-cell drop-down menu for the primary position Location Type
> A pop-up hint for the date cell
> Changed the Location and Date entry indicators to show an 'X' when those cells are empty
> Added a new collection of help macros to the Extensions module

Thanks to Randi, Danny252, mapurves and Craig for hints, suggestions and submissions.

The new helper macros aren't linked to hot-keys, that's an exercise for the user.  ;)

Don't forget to enter your local info in the Setup sheet (a way to automate/facilitate this is on my to-do list).
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Re: Bear (1914) -- Discussion: Questions, Comments and Coordination
« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2017, 02:30:31 am »
I just keep my current spreadsheet open, and copy the red setup data from it into Bob's new version. As they say in the old country, "and Bob's your uncle!"  ;)

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Re: Bear (1914) -- Discussion: Questions, Comments and Coordination
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2017, 02:34:58 am »
 ;D

Watch for a bug-fix release in the next day or two. A feature I added isn't behaving properly.  :(