The Games With A Purpose (GWAP) genre is a type of Human Computation that outsources certain steps of the computational process to humans. By taking advantage of people's desire to be entertained and exploiting "human cycles" in computation, GWAP attracts people to play voluntarily, and also produce useful metadata as a by-product. The games have shown promise in solving a variety of problems, such as image annotation and commonsense reasoning, which computer computation has been unable to resolve completely thus far.

The objectives of this project are 1) to provide a generic API framework to facilitate the development of future GWAP systems; 2) to provide a number of example source codes demonstrating how to build a GWAP system based on this API framework; and 3) to collect GWAP traces and make the dataset publicly available to the research community.

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Quadrant of Euphoria

Existing QoE assessment methods, subjective or objective, suffer from either or both problems of inaccurate experiment tools and expensive personnel cost. The panacea for them, as we have come to realize, lies in the joint application of paired comparison and crowdsourcing, the latter being a Web 2.0 practice of organizations asking ordinary, unspecific Internet users to carry out internal tasks. Quadrant of Euphoria is a user-friendly, web-based platform facilitating QoE assessments in network and multimedia studies, featuring low cost, participant diversity, meaningful and interpretable QoE scores, subject consistency assurance, and burdenless experiment process.

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