I presented “Crowdsourced Search and Rescue: A case study and analysis of a recent search in Southwestern British Columbia” on October 30th at SARScene 2011.
Download the presentation.
The following are additional resources and links
- playlist of all the Tyler Wright search videos uploaded to YouTube
- Google Map of the “Fools Gold Trail” and the search area (not for navigation!)
- reCAPTCHA: the free anti-bot service that helps digitize books, and example of Crowdsourcing you don’t even realize you’re participating in.
- Gamification: using video game-like techniques to encourage participation and retention
- DARPA’s Network Challenge: spotting 10 red weather balloons throughout the united states in under 10 hours.
- Search for a missing teen in San Francisco where the family took video from the BART transportation system and found footage of the missing girl.
Hellerstein, Joseph M. and Tennenhouse, David L. Searching for Jim Gray: A Technical Overview, Communications of the ACM Vol. 54 No. 7, Pages 77-87
Hellerstein, J.M. and Tennenhouse, D.L. Searching for Jim Gray: A Technical Overview, Technical Report UCB/EECS-2010-142. EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley, December 2010
S. Friess, 50,000 Volunteers Join Distributed Search for Steve Fossett, Wired News, September 2007.
S. Friess, Online Fossett Searchers Ask, Was It Worth It?, Wired News, November 2007
Wightman, D. Crowdsourcing Human-Based Computation, in Proceedings of NordiCHI 2010. ACM press 2010
L. von Ahn and L. Dabbish. Labeling images with a computer game. CHI ’04, pages 319–326, New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2004.
L. von Ahn, B. Maurer, C. McMillen, D. Abraham, and M. Blum, reCAPTCHA: Human-Based character recognition via web security measures, Science, vol. 321, no. 5895, pp. 1465-1468, Sep. 2008.