Intellectual Merit. The proposed research will illuminate the production processes and quality of the data that algorithms are using to understand the world. It will quantify the value these algorithms derive from the volunteer effort of people distributed across the globe. It will show the extent to which peer produced structured data serves as a global lingua franca -- or embodies culturally-specific assumptions that limit its applicability. Finally, it will lead to the creation of software tools that address problems and meet opportunities identified through its initial empirical results.
|Effective start/end date||9/1/18 → 8/31/21|
- National Science Foundation (IIS-1815507)