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Capabilities of the Zooniverse

Capabilities of the Zooniverse

My talk at #zoocon 2013 at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

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Arfon Smith

April 29, 2013
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  1. Capabilities of the Zooniverse Arfon Smith

  2. What we can do.

  3. What we’ll be able to do soon.

  4. What we’d like to be able to do.

  5. 1. Domain model 2. Technologies/tools 3. Data in/out 4. Intelligent

    systems
  6. 1. Domain model

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  8. Ancient Lives 07.2011 WhaleFM 11.2011 SETILive 02.2012 Snapshot Serengeti 12.2012

    Galaxy Zoo 09.2012 Cyclone Center 09.2012 NEEMO 10.2011 Ice Hunters 08.2011 What’s the Score 05.2012 740,000 Total Volunteers 500,000 Total Volunteers Cell Slider 10.2012 Bat Detective 09.2012 Andromeda Project 12.2012 Seafloor Explorer 09.2012 Old Weather 10.2010 The Milky Way Project 12.2010 Galaxy Zoo 7.2007 SPACE CLIMATE HUMANITIES NATURE HEALTH Mergers 11.2009 Moon Zoo 05.2010 Supernovae 03.2010 Planet Hunters 12.2010 Hubble 04.2010 250,000 Total Volunteers Solar Stormwatch 02.2010 THE ZOONIVERSE 2007-2012
  9. Shared vocabulary

  10. SUBJECT

  11. TASK

  12. USER

  13. TASK SUBJECT USER CLASSIFICATION

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  18. TASK SUBJECT USER CLASSIFICATION

  19. 2. Technologies/tools

  20. 1.We picked your project because we thought it would be

    hard/different.
  21. 1.We picked your project because we thought it would be

    hard/different. (and we think you’re awesome)
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  26. 2.If you want to send a million people to our

    website we’re up for it.
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  44. 3.We’re committed to helping you do the very best science.

  45. Ouroboros

  46. USER 1 USER 2 USER 3 SUBJECT ALLOCATOR TASK TASK

    TASK CLASSIFICATION API
  47. SUBJECT

  48. TASK SUBJECT USER CLASSIFICATION

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  50. SUBJECT ALLOCATOR

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  54. USER 1 USER 2 USER 3 SUBJECT ALLOCATOR TASK TASK

    TASK CLASSIFICATION API
  55. CLASSIFICATION API

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  58. Talk

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  61. Discuss

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  63. Tag

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  65. Collect

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  68. 3. Data in/out

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  70. Metadata

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  73. Data reduction

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  80. 4. Intelligent systems

  81. USER 1 USER 2 USER 3 SUBJECT ALLOCATOR TASK TASK

    TASK CLASSIFICATION API
  82. USER 1 USER 2 USER 3 SUBJECT ALLOCATOR TASK TASK

    TASK CLASSIFICATION API
  83. USER 1 USER 2 USER 3 SUBJECT ALLOCATOR TASK TASK

    TASK CLASSIFICATION API
  84. USER 1 USER 2 USER 3 SMART STUFF SUBJECT ALLOCATOR

    TASK TASK TASK CLASSIFICATION API
  85. Measure everything

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  88. 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 0 1 2

    3 4 5 6 7 8 fraction of users tutorial step no Planet Hunters Snapshot Serengeti Cyclone Center
  89. Decisions informed by data

  90. A B C

  91. 830,000 volunteers

  92. 300,000,000 analyses

  93. Combining Human and Machine Intelligence in Large-scale Crowdsourcing Kamar, Hacker

    & Horvitz - http://is.gd/horvitz
  94. Dynamic Bayesian Combination of Multiple Imperfect Classifiers Simpson et al.

    - arXiv:1206.1831
  95. SUBJECT USER MS MU

  96. When is a Subject complete?

  97. Who is the best person to look at this Subject?

  98. How likely is someone to leave the site in the

    next five minutes?
  99. What task is this person best at?

  100. How well is this person performing compared to earlier sessions?

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  103. Ancient Lives 07.2011 WhaleFM 11.2011 SETILive 02.2012 Snapshot Serengeti 12.2012

    Galaxy Zoo 09.2012 Cyclone Center 09.2012 NEEMO 10.2011 Ice Hunters 08.2011 What’s the Score 05.2012 740,000 Total Volunteers 500,000 Total Volunteers Cell Slider 10.2012 Bat Detective 09.2012 Andromeda Project 12.2012 Seafloor Explorer 09.2012 Old Weather 10.2010 The Milky Way Project 12.2010 Galaxy Zoo 7.2007 SPACE CLIMATE HUMANITIES NATURE HEALTH Mergers 11.2009 Moon Zoo 05.2010 Supernovae 03.2010 Planet Hunters 12.2010 Hubble 04.2010 250,000 Total Volunteers Solar Stormwatch 02.2010 THE ZOONIVERSE 2007-2012
  104. Thanks arfon@zooniverse.org