Anne-Marie Robinson

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There is virtually universal consensus that the health care system in the United States is too expensive and that costs need to be limited. Similar to health care costs in general, clinical laboratory expenditures have increased rapidly as a result of increased utilization and inflationary trends within the national economy. Economic constraints require(More)
This paper explores the use of Natural Language Generation (NLG) for facilitating the provision of feedback to citizen scientists in the context of a nature conservation programme, BEEWATCH. BEEWATCH aims to capture the distribution of bumblebees, an ecologically and economically important species group in decline, across the UK and beyond. The NLG module(More)
We present an incremental Bayesian model that resolves key issues of crowd size and data quality for consensus labeling. We evaluate our method using data collected from a real-world citizen science program, B<scp>ee</scp>W<scp>atch</scp>, which invites members of the public in the United Kingdom to classify (label) photographs of bumblebees as one of 22(More)
Who We Are Established in 1994, CIHI is an independent, not-for-profit corporation that provides essential information on Canada's health system and the health of Canadians. Funded by federal, provincial and territorial governments, we are guided by a Board of Directors made up of health leaders across the country. To help improve Canada's health system and(More)
Shelters for protection against the effects of nuclear weapons are often stated to be useless, largely because of firestorms. Recent models purport to show that nuclear weapons are more likely to cause firestorms than previously thought. These controversial models are based on uncertain assumptions, which are difficult or impossible to test. Regardless of(More)
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