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Crowdsourcing Projects for Academic and Public Purposes on Crowd4U

Crowd4U is a nonprofit open platform for crowdsourcing projects for public and academic purposes. The following are a part of the ongoing projects each of which makes the world better in some way. Be a team member of the wonderful projects by performing their tasks!

Ongoing Projects

* You can perform tasks by clicking on the "Perform Tasks" buttons, or alternatively, the buttons placed at the end of the description of each project.

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Fukushima Futaba Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters
MIND: Micro-volunteering for Help in Natural Disasters
CrowdHealth: Building a Knowledge Base for Improving Quality of Life
ComeAlong Project
An L-Crowd Project: "TranscribeJP@Japanese Association for Digital Humanities" and "Microtasks"
The Science of "Handwriting"

Completed Projects

Ongoing Projects

Fukushima Futaba Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters

The purpose of this project is to (1) maintain the memory and records on experiences of people and communities in Futaba town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, who suffered the earthquakes, tsunamis, and nuclear plant accidents, and (2) foster the utilization of and research on the archives.

For further Information on Futaba town, See:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futaba,_Fukushima

People

Directors & Developers:

    Futaba Town Project Organization:

    Shirai, Tetsuya (University of Tsukuba) (Leader)

    Futaba Town Board of Education, Fukushima Prefecture

    Fukushima Future Center for Regional Revitalization, Fukushima University

    International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University

    The Japan Society of Archives Institutions

    National Institute of Japanese Literature

    NHK Mito Broadcasting Station

    (Other organizations will appear soon)

     

    Crowd4U Team:

    Sakaguchi, Tetsuya (University of Tsukuba)

    Hayashi, Ryota (University of Tsukuba)

Contributors:
  • KouichiKaihatsu
  • Victor Rosas
  • Suongmin Han
  • Suzanne
  • Kanta Saito
  • Shinonyan2
  • Chunqiu LI
  • Hisao Sanae
  • Peter Vollegunord
  • Liza Clough

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MIND: Micro-volunteering for Help in Natural Disasters

Crowdsourcing proved to be an effective solution for help in natural disasters and catastrophes. However, how t\o use the power of the crowd is non-trivial. In this project, we use real data on natural hazards and disasters to develop effective crowdsourcing algorithms for help in natural disasters. Currently, we use data of buildings and houses damaged by Typhoon Wipha in 2013. We designed microtasks to understand how buildings are damaged in the scene and analyze the results to continuously improve the algorithms and microtask designs. The developed algorithms and task design will be used when we encounter future natural disasters and catastrophes.

People

Directors & Developers:
  • Inoguchi, Munenari (Niigata University)
  • Morishima, Atsuyuki (University of Tsukuba)
  • Kitahara, Itaru (University of Tsukuba)
  • Yunoki, Reiji (University of Tsukuba)
  • Tanji, Hiroyoshi (University of Tsukuba)
  • Sakurai, Emi (University of Tsukuba)
  • Nakamura, Yuta (University of Tsukuba)
Contributors:
  • masa
  • Masako Satou
  • miho sakurai
  • Atsushi Giman
  • Sakurai
  • Kazuma Yamasaki
  • amori
  • Horiguchi.Y
  • takamiho
  • Ksuke

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CrowdHealth: Building a Knowledge Base for Improving Quality of Life

People

Directors & Developers:

    Kalaitzakis, Andreas (University of Crete)

    Amer-Yahia, Sihem (CNRS at LIG in Grenoble)

    Sakurai, Emi (Technical Assistant, University of Tsukuba)

Contributors:
  • hiroshi
  • Takashi
  • Matikado hyahha-
  • Shuzo Yanagida
  • fuu
  • Yoichiro Akaishi
  • KouichiKaihatsu
  • okayu
  • Chagama
  • Fadi Fakhoury

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ComeAlong Project

People

Directors & Developers:

    Valeri, Beatrice (University of Trento)

    Amer-Yahia, Sihem (CNRS at LIG in Grenoble)

    Gonnokami, Kenji (Technical Assistant, University of Tsukuba)

Contributors:
    • amori
    • Meg
    • Beatrice Valeri
    • Andrea Valeri
    • Tales

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An L-Crowd Project: "TranscribeJP@Japanese Association for Digital Humanities" and "Microtasks"

A purpose of this collaborative project is to transcribe Japanese public domain books in the digital repository of the National Diet Library so that Japanese text data can be processed easily in the digital age. It aims to make them searchable from full-text search engines such as Goole, Baidu, Bing, and so on in the first phase.

People

Directors & Developers:

    Nagasaki, Kiyonori (International Institute for Digital Humanities; University of Tokyo; National Diet Library)

    Ikeda, Kosetsu (Chiba University ACADEMIC LINK CENTER)

    Hayashi, Ryota (University of Tsukuba)

    Sakurai, Emi (University of Tsukuba; Development Assistant)

    Ota, Chihiro (University of Tsukuba; Development Assistant)

Contributors:
  • KouichiKaihatsu
  • Kurimaki
  • amori
  • jmori2010
  • hiroshi
  • Sahori
  • Hisao Sanae
  • Shinonyan2
  • yamamon
  • gunchan

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The Science of "Handwriting"

People

Directors & Developers:

    Nakamura, Satoshi (Meiji University)

    Suzuki, Masaaki (Meiji University)

    Komatsu, Takanori (Meiji University)

    Sato, Kenta (Meiji University)

    Nino, Shinjiro (Meiji University)

    Nemoto, Chiyonosuke (University of Tsukuba; Development Assistant)

    Sakurai, Emi (University of Tsukuba; Development Assistant)

    Ota, Chihiro (University of Tsukuba; Development Assistant)

Contributors:
  • KouichiKaihatsu
  • Chiyonosuke Nemoto
  • Kurimaki
  • Wataru Hamano
  • Aka_Usa
  • Tetsuo Sakaguchi
  • ta9boh
  • Matikado hyahha-
  • Hisao Sanae
  • KTaru

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Completed Projects

An L-Crowd Project: Finding Different Books that have the Same ISBN

L-Crowd is the project started by active LIS researchers in Japan to apply crowdsourcing technologies to library problems. In the first attempt, we designed microtasks to identify different books that have the same ISBN.

The attempt is significant in several ways. First, the result will be open to public and used for cleaning bibliographic data. Second, the result will be the first to clarify the actual situation of inappropriate usage of ISBNs.

Finally, through the experience, we try to find principles to appropriately design microtasks for library problems.

People

Directors & Developers:
  • Abematsu, Yukihiko
  • Ikeuchi, Atsushi (University of Tsukuba)
  • Ishida, Emi (Kyushu University)
  • Itsumura, Hiroshi (University of Tsukuba)
  • Uda, Norihiko (Unviersity of Tsukuba)
  • Ohmukai, Ikki (NII)
  • Kawashima, Takanori (National Diet Library)
  • Sato, Sho (Doshisha Univerisity)
  • Taniguchi, Shoichi (Keio University)
  • Tomita, Shiori (University of Tsukuba)
  • Nagamori, Mitsuharu (University of Tsukuba)
  • Harada, Takashi (Doshisha University)
  • Morishima, Atsuyuki (University of Tsukuba)
Contributors:
  • Shinonyan2
  • SK7Alpha
  • _matsu
  • mtsmr
  • Koichi Yamada
  • IKEUCHI Atsushi
  • TanjiHiroyoshi
  • Hiraki
  • uuuppy
  • Toko