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Posted: 4 Dec 2012 6:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Dec 2012 6:32AM GMT
In most newspaper archives especially Google Newspapers, DON'T depend on the search engines to find information. Most use OCR to "read" the newspaper. OCR is only about 70% accurate if you are lucky. Blurred letters, letters that are misshapen, or that are two close together cause problems with OCR.

Additionally in Google newspapers, when all of the pages are not in the same orientation, OCR misses the whole page. I have found these problems in a page by page searches, and the information I needed was on one of these miss oriented pages.

One other thing about Google Newspapers. While some times dates are missing because there was no paper printed on that day, many times multiple days papers will appear as one date. Again the only way to pick this up is on a page by page search. Some time but not always you can get clues when you open the newspaper and you see more pages than the average newspaper for that time frame, but not always.
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dh_2000 30 Nov 2012 8:28AM GMT 
keithnuttle 30 Nov 2012 1:25PM GMT 
dh_2000 30 Nov 2012 1:49PM GMT 
DelorisWillia... 2 Dec 2012 6:49PM GMT 
keithnuttle 2 Dec 2012 10:37PM GMT 
JoMac53 4 Dec 2012 12:43PM GMT 
keithnuttle 4 Dec 2012 1:29PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 4 Dec 2012 8:22PM GMT 
geisten 30 Nov 2012 2:09PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 30 Nov 2012 3:19PM GMT 
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