Proceedings Abstracts of the Twenty-Fourth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Phrase Detectives: Utilizing Collective Intelligence for Internet-Scale Language Resource Creation (Extended Abstract) / 4202
Massimo Poesio, Jon Chamberlain, Udo Kruschwitz, Livio Robaldo, Luca Ducceschi

We are witnessing a paradigm shift in human language technology that may well have an impact on the field comparable to the statistical revolution: acquiring large-scale resources by exploiting collective intelligence. An illustration of this approach is Phrase Detectives, an interactive online game-with-a-purpose for creating anaphorically annotated resources that makes use of a highly distributed population of contributors with different levels of expertise. The paper gives an overview of all aspects of Phrase Detectives, from the design of the game and the methods used, to the results obtained so far. It furthermore summarises the lessons that have been learnt in developing the game to help other researchers assess and implement the approach.