Transcription and digitization over 10 million economic data points for research and analysis


The University of Chicago is one of the leading research universities in the world. DDD has been a social impact partner to the University of Chicago since 2002 and has undertaken multiple projects over the years.

DDD collaborated with the researchers from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business in their study of the Census of Manufacturers (1850–1880). DDD’s team of data analysts transcribed hard-to-read handwritten data from census records at 99%+ accuracy levels into a database. With the data in electronic format, the researchers can combine and analyze the data.