Humanities and Technology Unite

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Slides from the "Humanities and Technology Unite" event at the Museum of the City of New York http://m.mcny.org/programs/Humanities-and-Technology-Unite

A special evening to celebrate the NEH Grant awarded to MCNY and Tagasauris, a NYC Technology start-up, to annotate the Museum's archives using crowdsouring and semantic web technologies.

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Humanities and Technology Unite

  1. 1. Crowdsourcing Quality Management and other stories Panos IpeirotisNew York University & Tagasauris
  2. 2. Amazon Mechanical Turk
  3. 3. Tagging patent pending
  4. 4. But what if MTurk workers submit incorrect tags? patent pending
  5. 5. Voting
  6. 6. VotingBut what if MTurk workers also vote incorrectly?
  7. 7. VotingBut what if MTurk workers also vote incorrectly?Redundancy: 5+ votes per tag
  8. 8. But my task is Describe thisnot just right or wrong… Creation HIT (e.g. describe the image) Improve HIT Compare HIT (voting) (e.g. improve description) Which is better?
  9. 9. version 1: A parial view of a pocket calculator together with some coins and a pen.version 2: A view of personal items a calculator, and some gold and copper coins, and a round tip pen, these are all pocket and wallet sized item used for business, writting, calculating prices or solving math problems and purchasing items.version 3: A close-up photograph of the following items: A CASIO multi- function calculator. A ball point pen, uncapped. Various coins, apparently European, both copper and gold. Seems to be a theme illustration for a brochure or document cover treating finance, probably personal finance.version 4: …Various British coins; two of £1 value, three of 20p value and one of 1p value. …version 8: “A close-up photograph of the following items: A CASIO multi-function, solar powered scientific calculator. A blue ball point pen with a blue rubber grip and the tip extended. Six British coins; two of £1 value, three of 20p value and one of 1p value. Seems to be a theme illustration for a brochure or document cover treating finance - probably personal finance."
  10. 10. New York: Old and New http://newyorkoldandnew.blogspot.com/ An engagement experiment:“Search the NYPL digital library for anold photo of New York, and then find a photo of the same location, today”
  11. 11. 1935
  12. 12. 2007
  13. 13. 1933
  14. 14. 2007
  15. 15. 1890
  16. 16. 2007
  17. 17. 1890
  18. 18. 1900
  19. 19. 1976
  20. 20. 2008
  21. 21. The incomplete knowledge graph [Harsen Homestead, 72nd Street, ca. 1888.]
  22. 22. The incomplete knowledge graphHarsen Homestead ???
  23. 23. The incomplete knowledge graph Jacob Harsen, a farmer who started Harsenville, a village spanning 68th Street to 81st Street between Central Park West and the Hudson River.Source: http://www.oneshermansquare.com/HistoryofShermanSquare.aspx
  24. 24. The incomplete knowledge graph Crowd not only annotates historical archives but also contributes back to the knowledge graph [allowingeasier annotation in the future]
  25. 25. New York Times, 1911
  26. 26. The incomplete knowledge graph Crowd participation not onlyannotates historical archives but also contributes back to the knowledge graph [allowing easier annotation in the future]

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