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Tags Ruby on Rails crowdsourcing transcription Transcribable

During the 2012 election, ProPublica created an news application called Free the Files that crowdsourced political TV spending by asking users to transcribe certain data points from FCC filings. This Rails plugin extracts the “transcribable” bits from Free the Files so anyone can crowdsource data out of documents, as long as they’re stored in DocumentCloud. This gem will handle building out the models, controllers and views you need, and it will also assign out documents and verify the data you get back.