AAAI Publications, Workshops at the Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Crowdsourcing Annotations for Visual Object Detection
Hao Su, Jia Deng, Li Fei-Fei

Last modified: 2012-07-15

Abstract


A large number of images with ground truth object bounding boxes are critical for learning object detectors, which is a fundamental task in compute vision. In this paper, we study strategies to crowd-source bounding box annotations. The core challenge of building such a system is to effectively control the data quality with minimal cost. Our key observation is that drawing a bounding box is significantly more difficult and time consuming than giving answers to multiple choice questions. Thus quality control through additional verification tasks is more cost effective than consensus based algorithms. In particular, we present a system that consists of three simple sub-tasks --- a drawing task, a quality verification task and a coverage verification task. Experimental results demonstrate that our system is scalable, accurate, and cost-effective.

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