[Corpora-List] New corpus game with a purpose - beta testing required

Aurélie Névéol aneveol at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 10:33:02 CEST 2013

Caveat: The first URL in the email is erroneous. the proper URL is http://www.trainrobots.com


On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 9:19 AM, Kais Dukes <sckd at leeds.ac.uk> wrote:

> Dear Corpora List,
> TrainRobots (http://www.traintrobots.com) is a new free game with a
> purpose for building a large-scale annotated English corpus of robot
> commands. In the game, players are shown pairs of before/after images of
> blocks on a board, and enter commands for a robot arm to make that move.
> To make the game fun, you can also rate other players' commands from 1 to
> 5 and receive bonus points when your commands get voted up (this also
> allows us to run some statistics to filter/derank spam and bad players).
> The website is currently in Beta testing. If anyone wishing the play the
> game for 15 to 30 minutes that will be very appreciated :-) All data
> collected in this game will be made available freely as an open source
> corpus without cost for the benefit of both the NLP and robotics research
> communities.
> The game is also fun, as it requires describing complex spatial tasks for
> which you receive points … it's all for a good cause. In Beta testing, the
> game has some limitations that are still being fixed.Feel free to get in
> touch with any questions. Feedback on the game design would also be very
> appreciated.
> Kind Regards,
> Kais Dukes
> http://www.trainrobots.com
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