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Making Collective Wisdom Wiser
2011-11-30 10:46:10

TAU researcher develops methods to automatically optimize "crowd-sourcing" of online data Many popular sites, such as Wikipedia and Tripadvisor, rely on public participation to gather information – a process known as crowd data sourcing. While this kind of collective intelligence is often valuable, it is also fallible, and policing such sites for inaccuracies and offensive material is a costly undertaking. But not for long. Prof. Tova Milo of Tel Aviv University's Blavatnik School...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'