Being tapped to write a blog post here at CrowdFlower is usually left to the experts. So with that, let me begin by making the disclaimer that I am neither a political analyst nor a data scientist. But I do have a personal fervor for politics and access to some impressive tools, thanks to my job… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Media
The votes are in from our Oscar crowdsourcing experiment, and the crowd successfully picked the winners of 14 of the academy awards. For reference, Roger Ebert got 15 predictions correct so we’d have to conclude that the crowd performed reasonably well at predicting the winners of this glorified popularity contest.
With the most glamorous award ceremony of the year just around the corner, we asked 500 people from across the United States to help predict who the big winners are going to be. Below are their predictions, sorted in descending order of agreement. Based on these early results, Pixar looks like a lock for yet another… Read more »
When federal investigators asked Goldman Sachs for its transactions with insurance giant AIG, Goldman turned over the information — several hundred billion pages’ worth. John Carney, senior editor at CNBC.com, had an idea for sifting through the data — crowdsource it. We agree. In fact, CrowdFlower will categorize and tag the first 100,000 documents at no… Read more »
As anyone who follows political races knows, different sources can report the same event in very different ways. We took nearly six thousand recent articles over the past month about Clinton and Obama and sent them to Mechanical Turk to be classified as favorable or unfavorable for the respective candidates. We scraped the articles from… Read more »