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Questions tagged [crowdsourcing]

Crowdsourcing represents the act of a company or institution taking a function once performed by employees and outsourcing it to an undefined (and generally large) network of people in the form of an open call.

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MIT reality mining [closed]

I'm going to work in Mobile Crowd sensing in my master of thesis . I need MIT reality mining data so I had submitted in this site http://realitycommons.media.mit.edu/realitymining.html and it had ...
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API for crowd sourced gas prices

Does anyone have a source for current daily gas prices at any given pump? IE the Kirkland Costco is selling regular unleaded for 2.89 on 10/15/2015. The data I am looking for is at gasbuddy.com but ...
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Issues with collecting a data set via crowd-sourcing

Consider a tight-knit community that might be willing to contribute to a communal data set via a website, Facebook group, etc. As a concrete example, let's say that the data set is a list of landmarks....
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Crowdsourced Open Data

If a government or a company publish their data as Open Data, you don't have a (theoretical) reason to not trust their data. But what happens when the data is a result of crowdsourcing. Can we trust ...
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Examples of scraping from “real-world” data sources using OCR, etc?

Are there any examples of open data that have been scraped from "real-world" sources? To explain what I mean by "real-world", here are some (made up) examples and then some criteria: Train departure ...
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Crowdsourcing Data Submission

I have been thinking about how it would be possible to crowdsource the collection of information. There are already many data sources, but often for the desired application the data is incomplete and ...
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What are the available tools for managing crowdsourced data-cleaning tasks?

The Zooniverse team has had amazing success with the OldWeather project to crowdsource coding of old ships logs to extract climate data. And I believe Sunlight did some crowdsourcing (with Mechanical ...