Abstract Massimo Poesio 7 March 2017

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What Crowdsourcing Tells Us About Cognition: The Case of Anaphora

Massimo Poesio, Essex University

Crowdsourcing is usually seen primarily as a inexpensive and quick way of creating large resources for a variety of AI tasks. However, our work with Phrase Detectives, a game-with-a-purpose designed to collect data about anaphora, suggests that collecting large numbers of judgments about very large amounts of data also tells us a lot about the extent to which human subjects agree or disagree about the interpretation of such data. In the talk I will introduce Phrase Detectives and discuss our results and their implications.


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