Crowdsourcing for algorithm optimization and improvement

Crowdsourcing is clearly a theme in our lab, but one flavor of crowdsourcing that we hadn’t experimented with extensively is the use of prize-based contests. Sites like TopCoder, Innocentive, and Kaggle have shown that contests can be a successful mechanism for crowdsourcing in diverse communities of expertise. One excellent demonstration of contests for biomedical applications came from...
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crowdsourcing machine learning NLP challenge

There is a TopCoder contest running right now that involves machine learning, crowdsourced data, and natural language processing.  There is $41,000 up for grabs!  It will be distributed in many smaller prizes so there are plenty of opportunities to win something. You need to register by tomorrow (March 4, 2015) to participate!  More details...
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crowdsourcing machine learning NLP challenge

There is a TopCoder contest running right now that involves machine learning, crowdsourced data, and natural language processing.  There is $41,000 up for grabs!  It will be distributed in many smaller prizes so there are plenty of opportunities to win something. You need to register by tomorrow (March 4, 2015) to participate!  More details...
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