Information Management via CrowdSourcing

Speaker  Hector Garcia-Molina

Affiliation  Stanford University

Host  Jaime Puente

Duration  00:38:43

Date recorded  23 May 2012

CrowdSourcing uses human intelligence to solve tasks that are simple for humans but difficult for computers. CrowdSourcing can also use humans as sources of valuable information, for example, to exploit the "wisdom of the crowd."

This presentation provides an overview of the CrowdSourcing work we are doing in the Stanford InfoLab. It describes DeCo, a database system that seamlessly gives access to traditional data as well as to crowd information. You will also learn about some crowd algorithms, where a computer orchestrates human tasks that solve a larger problem.

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