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VizWiz: nearly real-time answers to visual questions
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VizWiz uses the Internet connections and cameras on existing smartphones to connect blind people and their questions to remote paid workers' answers, making it both competitive with expensive automatic solutions and much more versatile. Expand
Finding your friends and following them to where you are
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The interplay between people's location, interactions, and their social ties within a large real-world dataset is explored, and Flap, a system that solves two intimately related tasks: link and location prediction in online social networks, is presented and evaluated. Expand
A Data-Driven Analysis of Workers' Earnings on Amazon Mechanical Turk
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The characteristics of tasks and working patterns that yield higher hourly wages are explored, and platform design and worker tools are informed to create a more positive future for crowd work. Expand
Combining Independent Modules to Solve Multiple-choice Synonym and Analogy Problems
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Three merging rules for combining probability distributions are examined: the well known mixture rule, the logarithmic rule, and a novel product rule that were applied with state-of-the-art results to two problems commonly used to assess human mastery of lexical semantics|synonym questions and analogy questions. Expand
VizWiz: nearly real-time answers to visual questions
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VizWiz is introduced, a talking application for mobile phones that offers a new alternative to answering visual questions in nearly real-time - asking multiple people on the web to support answering questions quickly. Expand
Slide rule: making mobile touch screens accessible to blind people using multi-touch interaction techniques
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Slide Rule is introduced, a set of audio-based multi-touch interaction techniques that enable blind users to access touch screen applications and shows that Slide Rule was significantly faster than the button-based system, and was preferred by 7 of 10 users. Expand
VizWiz Grand Challenge: Answering Visual Questions from Blind People
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Evaluation of modern algorithms for answering visual questions and deciding if a visual question is answerable reveals that VizWiz is a challenging dataset, which is introduced to encourage a larger community to develop more generalized algorithms that can assist blind people. Expand
Supporting blind photography
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The results of a large survey are presented that shows how blind people are currently using cameras and EasySnap, an application that provides audio feedback to help blind people take pictures of objects and people and shows that blind photographers take better photographs with this feedback. Expand
WebInSight:: making web images accessible
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WebInSight, a system that automatically creates and inserts alternative text into web pages on-the-fly, is introduced, with three labeling modules based on web context analysis, enhanced optical character recognition (OCR) and human labeling. Expand
Names and Similarities on the Web: Fact Extraction in the Fast Lane
In a new approach to large-scale extraction of facts from unstructured text, distributional similarities become an integral part of both the iterative acquisition of high-coverage contextualExpand
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