I would love to be able to use wildcards. It's so difficult to guess what the mangled version of a name would be.39 votesOpen - Under review · AdminThe British Newspaper Archive (Head of Data Development, The British Newspaper Archive) responded
We are looking into different ways that we could improve wildcarding at the moment
Have an advanced search like Google Advanced. When searching for 'all these words' that should mean that all of those words are in the article not just one of them.
Restrict search to days of the week eg Monday so it would return Saturday football results.4 votes
There is little incentive to repair obvious flaws in OCR-generated plaintext other than the satisfaction of having done so. Awarding concessionary access to those willing to contribute such exacting labours would improve the accumulated corpus for everyone and render more accurate the search function -- which depends exclusively upon the plaintext version.32 votesOpen - Under review · AdminThe British Newspaper Archive (Head of Data Development, The British Newspaper Archive) responded
We will think about this.
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