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Friday, June 17, 2011

Crowdsourcing to Create Metadata

Tagging images is one of the oldest crowdsourcing applications of constructing metadata...

Dartmouth College researchers have developed Metadata Games, an experiment that uses crowdsourcing to create archival metadata. The researchers created game interfaces that enable players to tag images, either playing alone or with a human or computerized partner. Lone players come up with tags to describe the images they see, while the dual players try to come up with the same tag or tags ... "

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