Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rehabiliation (for Rehabilitation)

This is one of the many ways to misspell the word "rehabilitation." This is a new word to the main list of typos, having been "discovered" in October, 2008. It falls into Category B, with 27 occurrences in OhioLINK, our database of record for measuring the frequency of typos.

A good way to rehabilitate your library catalog is to search known typos and fix them. This will improve access to library materials by increasing search accuracy. This typo has 386 occurrences in Though this number seems high, given that there are over 200,000,000 records in that database, including many created by using OCR scanning as a means of data entry, this number is actually quite small. Still, these typos do need to be rehabilitated.


A baby chipmunk being rehabilitated.

Jeffrey Beall

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