Advances in Crowdsourcing

Author: Fernando J. Garrigos-Simon,Ignacio Gil-Pechuán,Sofia Estelles-Miguel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319183419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 183

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​​This book attempts to link some of the recent advances in crowdsourcing with advances in innovation and management. It contributes to the literature in several ways. First, it provides a global definition, insights and examples of this managerial perspective resulting in a theoretical framework. Second, it explores the relationship between crowdsourcing and technological innovation, the development of social networks and new behaviors of Internet users. Third, it explores different crowdsourcing applications in various sectors such as medicine, tourism, information and communication technology (ICT), and marketing. Fourth, it observes the ways in which crowdsourcing can improve production, finance, management and overall managerial performance. Crowdsourcing, also known as “massive outsourcing” or “voluntary outsourcing,” is the act of taking a job or a specific task usually performed by an employee of a company or contractors, and outsourcing it to a large group of people or a community (crowd or mass) via the Internet, through an open call. The term was coined by Jeff Howe in a 2006 issue of Wired magazine. It is being developed in different sciences (i.e., medicine, engineering, ICT, management) and is used in the most successful companies of the modern era (i.e., Apple, Facebook, Inditex, Starbucks). The developments in crowdsourcing has theoretical and practical implications, which will be explored in this book. Including contributions from international academics, scholars and professionals within the field, this book provides a global, multidimensional perspective on crowdsourcing.​
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Personalized Task Recommendation in Crowdsourcing Systems

Author: David Geiger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319222910

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 108

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This book examines the principles of and advances in personalized task recommendation in crowdsourcing systems, with the aim of improving their overall efficiency. It discusses the challenges faced by personalized task recommendation when crowdsourcing systems channel human workforces, knowledge, skills and perspectives beyond traditional organizational boundaries. The solutions presented help interested individuals find tasks that closely match their personal interests and capabilities in a context of ever-increasing opportunities of participating in crowdsourcing activities. In order to explore the design of mechanisms that generate task recommendations based on individual preferences, the book first lays out a conceptual framework that guides the analysis and design of crowdsourcing systems. Based on a comprehensive review of existing research, it then develops and evaluates a new kind of task recommendation service that integrates with existing systems. The resulting prototype provides a platform for both the field study and the practical implementation of task recommendation in productive environments.
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Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity

Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity

Author: Silva, Carlos Nunes

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466641703

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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The relationship between citizens and city governments is gradually transforming due to the utilization of advanced information and communication technologies in order to inform, consult, and engage citizens. Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity explores the nature of the new challenges confronting citizens and local governments in the field of urban governance. This comprehensive reference source explores the role that Web 2.0 technologies play in promoting citizen participation and empowerment in the city government and is intended for scholars, researchers, students, and practitioners in the field of urban studies, urban planning, political science, public administration, and more.
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Advances in Information Retrieval

32nd European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2010, Milton Keynes, UK, March 28-31, 2010. Proceedings

Author: Cathal Gurrin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642122744

Category: Computers

Page: 677

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 32nd annual European Conference on Information Retrieval Research, ECIR 2010, held in Milton Keynes, UK, in March 2010. The 44 revised full papers and 23 poster papers presented together with the keynote lecture, 5 tool demonstrations and the abstracts of 3 invited lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from 202 full research paper submissions and 73 poster/demo submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on NLP and text mining, Web IR, evaluation, multimedia IR, distributed IR and performance issues, IR theory and formal models, personalization and recommendation, domain-specific IR and CLIR, as well as user issues.
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Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity

Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity

Author: Silva, Carlos Nunes

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466641703

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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The relationship between citizens and city governments is gradually transforming due to the utilization of advanced information and communication technologies in order to inform, consult, and engage citizens. Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity explores the nature of the new challenges confronting citizens and local governments in the field of urban governance. This comprehensive reference source explores the role that Web 2.0 technologies play in promoting citizen participation and empowerment in the city government and is intended for scholars, researchers, students, and practitioners in the field of urban studies, urban planning, political science, public administration, and more.
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Advances in Social Media for Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

New Perspectives, Practice and Cases

Author: Marianna Sigala,Ulrike Gretzel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317185137

Category: Science

Page: 330

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This book brings together cutting edge research and applications of social media and related technologies, their uses by consumers and businesses in travel, tourism and hospitality. The first section addresses topical issues related to how social media influence the operations and strategies of tourism firms and help them enhance tourism experiences: open innovation, crowdsourcing, service-dominant logic, value co-creation, value co-destruction and augmented reality. The second section of the book looks at new applications of social media for marketing purposes in a variety of tourism-related sectors, addressing crowd-sourced campaigns, customer engagement and influencer marketing. The third section uses case studies and new methodologies to analyze travel review posting and consumption behaviors as well as the impact of social media on traveller perceptions and attitudes, with a focus on collaborative consumption and sharing economy accommodation. Finally, the fourth section focuses on hot topics and issues related to the analysis, interpretation and use of online information and user-generated content for deriving business intelligence and enhancing business decision-making. Written by an international body of well-known researchers, this book uses fresh theoretical lenses, perspectives and methodological approaches to look at the practical implications of social media for tourism suppliers, destinations, tourism policy makers and researchers alike. For these reasons, it will be a valuable resource for students, managers and academics with an interest in information and communication technologies, marketing for tourism and hospitality, and travel and transportation management.
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Crowdsourcing and Knowledge Management in Contemporary Business Environments

Author: Lenart-Gansiniec, Regina

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522542019

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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In an era of an economy based on knowledge and Web 2.0 technology, knowledge is the foundation for improving the decision-making processes and relations between people both in and outside of an organization. Providing new and unique sources of knowledge outside organizations enables innovation and shapes competitive advantage. Crowdsourcing and Knowledge Management in Contemporary Business Environments is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of crowdsourcing in collaboration, idea implementation, and organizational development. Highlighting a range of topics including data analytics, crowd computing, and open innovation, this book is ideally designed for business managers, business professionals, business and social researchers, graduate-level students, and academicians seeking current research on the mechanisms of knowledge management in crowdsourcing.
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Crowdsourced Data Management

Industry and Academic Perspectives

Author: Adam Marcus,Aditya Parameswaran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680830903

Category: Computers

Page: 184

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Crowdsourced Data Management: Industry and Academic Perspectives aims to narrow the gap between academics and practitioners in this burgeoning field. It simultaneously introduces academics to real problems that practitioners encounter every day, and provides a survey of the state of the art for practitioners to incorporate into their designs.
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Crowdsourcing and Online Collaborative Translations

Expanding the limits of Translation Studies

Author: Miguel A. Jiménez-Crespo

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027265852

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Crowdsourcing and online collaborative translations have emerged in the last decade to the forefront of Translation Studies as one of the most dynamic and unpredictable phenomena that has attracted a growing number of researchers. The popularity of this set of varied translational processes holds the potential to reframe existing translation theories, redefine a number of tenets in the discipline, advance research in the so-called “technological turn” and impact public perceptions on translation. This book provides an interdisciplinary analysis of these phenomena from a descriptive and critical perspective, delving into industry approaches and fostering inter and intra disciplinary connections between areas in which the impact is the greatest, such as cognitive translatology, translation technologies, quality and translation evaluation, sociological approaches, text-linguistic approaches, audiovisual translation or translation pedagogy. This book is of special interest to translation researchers, translation students, industry experts or anyone with an interest on how crowdsourcing and online collaborative translations relate to past, present and future research and theorizations in Translation Studies.
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Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

18th Pacific-Asia Conference, PAKDD 2014, Tainan, Taiwan, May 13-16, 2014. Proceedings

Author: Vincent S. Tseng,Tu Bao Ho,Zhi-Hua Zhou,Arbee L.P. Chen,Hung-Yu Kao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319066056

Category: Computers

Page: 624

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The two-volume set LNAI 8443 + LNAI 8444 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, PAKDD 2014, held in Tainan, Taiwan, in May 2014. The 40 full papers and the 60 short papers presented within these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from 371 submissions. They cover the general fields of pattern mining; social network and social media; classification; graph and network mining; applications; privacy preserving; recommendation; feature selection and reduction; machine learning; temporal and spatial data; novel algorithms; clustering; biomedical data mining; stream mining; outlier and anomaly detection; multi-sources mining; and unstructured data and text mining.
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Crowdsourcing

Cloud-Based Software Development

Author: Wei Li,Michael N. Huhns,Wei-Tek Tsai,Wenjun Wu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 366247011X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

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This book presents the latest research on the software crowdsourcing approach to develop large and complex software in a cloud-based platform. It develops the fundamental principles, management organization and processes, and a cloud-based infrastructure to support this new software development approach. The book examines a variety of issues in software crowdsourcing processes, including software quality, costs, diversity of solutions, and the competitive nature of crowdsourcing processes. Furthermore, the book outlines a research roadmap of this emerging field, including all the key technology and management issues for the foreseeable future. Crowdsourcing, as demonstrated by Wikipedia and Facebook for online web applications, has shown promising results for a variety of applications, including healthcare, business, gold mining exploration, education, and software development. Software crowdsourcing is emerging as a promising solution to designing, developing and maintaining software. Preliminary software crowdsourcing practices and platforms, including Apple's App Store and TopCoder, demonstrate the advantages of crowdsourcing in terms of software ecosystem expansion and product quality improvement.
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Public Relations and the Power of Creativity

Strategic Opportunities, Innovation and Critical Challenges

Author: Sarah Bowman,Adrian Crookes,Øyvind Ihlen,Stefania Romenti

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178769299X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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This volume demonstrates a range of possibilities for creative thinking about public relations management and collaboration in different settings and with different purposes. The chapters hint at opportunities, point towards innovation, and challenge our thinking about the power of creativity.
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Advances in Computational Intelligence

IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2012, Brisbane, Australia, June 10-15, 2012. Plenary/Invited Lectures

Author: Jing Liu,Cesare Alippi,Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier,Garrison W. Greenwood,Hussein Abbass

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 364230687X

Category: Computers

Page: 284

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This state-of-the-art survey offers a renewed and refreshing focus on the progress in evolutionary computation, in neural networks, and in fuzzy systems. The book presents the expertise and experiences of leading researchers spanning a diverse spectrum of computational intelligence in these areas. The result is a balanced contribution to the research area of computational intelligence that should serve the community not only as a survey and a reference, but also as an inspiration for the future advancement of the state of the art of the field. The 13 selected chapters originate from lectures and presentations given at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2012, held in Brisbane, Australia, in June 2012.
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Advances in Information Retrieval

36th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 13-16, 2014, Proceedings

Author: Maarten de Rijke,Tom Kenter,Arjen De Vries,ChengXiang Zhai,Franciska de Jong,Kira Radinsky,Katja Hofmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319060287

Category: Computers

Page: 830

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 36th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2014, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in April 2014. The 33 full papers, 50 poster papers and 15 demonstrations presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 288 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: evaluation, recommendation, optimization, semantics, aggregation, queries, mining social media, digital libraries, efficiency, and information retrieval theory. Also included are 3 tutorial and 4 workshop presentations.
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Advances in Conceptual Modeling

ER 2013 Workshops, LSAWM, MoBiD, RIGiM, SeCoGIS, WISM, DaSeM, SCME, and PhD Symposium, Hong Kong, China, November 11-13, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Jeffrey Parsons,Dickson Chiu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319141392

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of workshops, held at the 32nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2013, in Hong Kong, China in November 2013. The 30 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected out of 57 submissions. The papers are organized in sections related to the individual workshops: LSAWM, Legal and Social Aspects in Web Modeling; MoBiD, 1st International Workshop on Modeling and Management of Big Data; RIGiM, 5th International Workshop on Requirements, Intentions and Goals in Conceptual Modeling; SeCoGIS, 7th International Workshop on Semantic and Conceptual Issues in Geographic Information Systems; WISM, 10th International Workshop on Web Information Systems Modeling; DaSeM, Data Mining and Semantic Computing for Object Modeling; SCME, 1st Symposium on Conceptual Modeling Education; and PhD Symposium. Continuing the ER tradition, the ER 2013 workshops provided researchers, students, and industry professionals with a forum to present and discuss emerging, cutting-edge topics related to conceptual modeling and its applications.
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Advances in Cyber Security

Technology, Operation, and Experiences

Author: D. Frank Hsu,Dorothy Marinucci

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823244563

Category: Computers

Page: 257

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As you read this, your computer is in jeopardy of being hacked and your identity being stolen. Read this book to protect yourselves from this threat.The world's foremost cyber security experts, from Ruby Lee, Ph.D., the Forrest G. Hamrick professor of engineering and Director of the Princeton Architecture Laboratory for Multimedia and Security (PALMS) at Princeton University; to Nick Mankovich, Chief Information Security Officer of Royal Philips Electronics; to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III; to Special Assistant to the President Howard A. Schmidt, share critical practical knowledge on how the cyberspace ecosystem is structured, how it functions, and what we can do to protect it and ourselves fromattack and exploitation.The proliferation of social networking and advancement of information technology provide endless benefits in our living and working environments. However, these benefits also bring horrors in various forms of cyber threats andexploitations. Advances in Cyber Security collects the wisdom of cyber security professionals and practitioners from government, academia, and industry across national and international boundaries to provide ways and means to secure and sustain the cyberspace ecosystem. Readers are given a first-hand look at critical intelligence on cybercrime and security--including details of real-life operations. The vast, useful knowledge and experience shared in this essential new volume enables cyber citizens and cyber professionals alike to conceive novel ideasand construct feasible and practical solutions for defending against all kinds of adversaries and attacks.Among the many important topics covered in this collection are building a secure cyberspace ecosystem; public-private partnership to secure cyberspace; operation and law enforcement to protect our cyber citizens and to safeguard our cyber infrastructure; and strategy and policy issues to secure and sustain our cyber ecosystem.
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Advances in Membership Categorisation Analysis

Author: Richard Fitzgerald,William Housley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473917859

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This is an exciting addition to the dynamic, multidisciplinary field of membership categorization analysis. Bringing together the biggest names in MCA this landmark publication provides a contemporary analysis of the field and a platform for emerging researchers and students to build upon. The book sets out the current methodological developments of MCA highlighting its analytic strength – particularly when examining social identity and social knowledge. It provides a sophisticated tool of qualitative analysis and draws from a wide range of empirical studies provided by global scholars. The culmination of years of international research this agenda-setting text will be essential reading for academics and advanced students using membership categorization across the social sciences; particularly in media and communication studies, sociology, psychology, education, political science and linguistics.
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Advances in Natural Language Processing

8th International Conference on NLP, JapTAL 2012, Kanazawa, Japan, October 22-24, 2012, Proceedings

Author: Hitoshi Isahara,Kyoko Kanzaki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642339832

Category: Computers

Page: 334

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Advances in Natural Language Processing, JapTAL 2012, Kanazawa, Japan, in October 2012. The 27 revised full papers and 5 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 42 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on machine translation, multilingual issues, resouces, semantic analysis, sentiment analysis, as well as speech and generation.
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Crowdsourcing

Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business

Author: Jeff Howe

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307449327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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“The amount of knowledge and talent dispersed among the human race has always outstripped our capacity to harness it. Crowdsourcing ­corrects that—but in doing so, it also unleashes the forces of creative destruction.” —From Crowdsourcing First identified by journalist Jeff Howe in a June 2006 Wired article, “crowdsourcing” describes the process by which the power of the many can be leveraged to accomplish feats that were once the province of the specialized few. Howe reveals that the crowd is more than wise—it’s talented, creative, and stunningly productive. Crowdsourcing activates the transformative power of today’s technology, liberating the latent potential within us all. It’s a perfect meritocracy, where age, gender, race, education, and job history no longer matter; the quality of work is all that counts; and every field is open to people of every imaginable background. If you can perform the service, design the product, or solve the problem, you’ve got the job. But crowdsourcing has also triggered a dramatic shift in the way work is organized, talent is employed, research is conducted, and products are made and marketed. As the crowd comes to supplant traditional forms of labor, pain and disruption are inevitable. Jeff Howe delves into both the positive and negative consequences of this intriguing phenomenon. Through extensive reporting from the front lines of this revolution, he employs a brilliant array of stories to look at the economic, cultural, business, and political implications of crowdsourcing. How were a bunch of part-time dabblers in finance able to help an investment company consistently beat the market? Why does Procter & Gamble repeatedly call on enthusiastic amateurs to solve scientific and technical challenges? How can companies as diverse as iStockphoto and Threadless employ just a handful of people, yet generate millions of dollars in revenue every year? The answers lie within these pages. The blueprint for crowdsourcing originated from a handful of computer programmers who showed that a community of like-minded peers could create better products than a corporate behemoth like Microsoft. Jeff Howe tracks the amazing migration of this new model of production, showing the potential of the Internet to create human networks that can divvy up and make quick work of otherwise overwhelming tasks. One of the most intriguing ideas of Crowdsourcing is that the knowledge to solve intractable problems—a cure for cancer, for instance—may already exist within the warp and weave of this infinite and, as yet, largely untapped resource. But first, Howe proposes, we need to banish preconceived notions of how such problems are solved. The very concept of crowdsourcing stands at odds with centuries of practice. Yet, for the digital natives soon to enter the workforce, the technologies and principles behind crowdsourcing are perfectly intuitive. This generation collaborates, shares, remixes, and creates with a fluency and ease the rest of us can hardly understand. Crowdsourcing, just now starting to emerge, will in a short time simply be the way things are done. From the Hardcover edition.
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Advances in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

9th Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics, BSB 2014, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, October 28-30, 2014, Proceedings

Author: Sérgio Campos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319124188

Category: Computers

Page: 156

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics, BSB 2014, held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in October 2014. The 18 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 32 submissions. The papers cover all aspects of bioinformatics and computational biology.
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