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

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Collecting Representative Pictures for Words: A Human Computation Approach Based on Draw Something Game
Jun Wang, Bei Yu

Last modified: 2012-07-15


This poster proposes a human computation approach to collecting representative pictures for words so that the collected pictures can efficiently and effectively convey the meaning of the words or concepts. A large collection of representative pictures can be used in text-to-picture communication systems, and may also be used to teach computers to learn what representative pictures are. We have developed a web application to help players of Draw Something, a popular social mobile game, search pictures for drawing inspiration while at the same time they implicitly help us collect representative pictures for words. Our preliminary result shows that the proposed approach has the potential to harvest Draw Something players for collecting desired data.


human computation; text-to-picture communication

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