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ReCaptcha, games with a purpose

Profile Luis von Ahn

ReCaptcha, games with a purpose

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Pointers

Flickr group for funny reCaptchas

http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/pool/

Games With a Purpose

http://gwap.com

Jargon

CAPTCHA

Complete Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart: A contrived acronym intentionally redolent of the word “capture,” used to describe a test issued on web forms to protect against automated responses.

GWAP

Game with A Purpose: a term used to describe a computer game that layers a recreational challenge on top of a problem that demands human intelligence for efficient solution, e.g.: protein folding.

HuGS

Human-Guided Search: A research project investigating a strategy for search and optimization problems that incorporates human intuition and insight.