Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fact Ranking

Dear students!
We have developed a quiz which will allow us to tackle one of our main scientific research problems and we would really appreciate your participation and help in our experiment!

The problem is that there is too much information available on the web. How do we decide which facts are most important for a specific object?

Just a quick example. Let's assume we have the following two facts:
(1) Albert Einstein is a physicist.
(2) Albert Einstein is a vegetarian.

Which of the two facts is more important or relevant? This is difficult to answer, simply because the truth often lies in the eye of the beholder. For a vegetarian, maybe the second fact is more important. But, what about the most common opinion? What would the mainstream think? Probably, most people would say that fact (1) in general is more important.

We selected about 500 popular concepts from Wikipedia and would like to gather as much input as possible, regarding the ranking of their facts. Therefore, we really appreciate your help in this task!

Our quiz can be found here. (the registration takes just 1 minute)
There is no right or wrong answer. Just vote as you think it seems right for you. Afterwards, we will aggregate all votes from all participants to determine a general (mainstream) relevance for the presented facts.

You may pause at any time and continue later. As you go, you will get score points which depend on how well you've answered the questions and how many concepts you've covered.

Please do also spread the word and share the task with your friends and family. The more participants, the more valid our ground truth will be. While you are playing this game, your inputs will contribute to our scientific experiment. Together, we will build a first corpus that will help our scientific community in evaluating different fact ranking strategies!

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