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Google Image Labeler

Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User regular
edited February 2007 in Games and Technology
So this is a nifty idea.

http://images.google.com/imagelabeler/
Welcome to Google Image Labeler, a new feature of Google Image Search that allows you to label random images to help improve the quality of Google's image search results.


It's a game that someone over at Google created that masks the menial task of image recognition training in the form of a game.
How does it work?
You'll be randomly paired with a partner who's online and using the feature. Over a 90-second period, you and your partner will be shown the same set of images and asked to provide as many labels as possible to describe each image you see. When your label matches your partner's label, you'll earn some points and move on to the next image until time runs out. After time expires, you can explore the images you've seen and the websites where those images were found. And we'll show you the points you've earned throughout the session.


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For example, this image can be described by the labels: bird, sky, soaring, or frigate bird.

Check it out, it's quite a nifty idea, and surprisingly fun, though it has some problems, namely, being dependent on having a partner as smart as you.

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    His CorkinessHis Corkiness Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Do we get paid?

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    ZedroZedro Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I don't have the patience to play for more than 5 minutes. Kind of cool, though.

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    ZoolanderZoolander Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Do Google's work for them? Yeah, that does sound fun.

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    electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Can we do it for porn?

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    MittenMitten Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Yeah, I've seen the kind of shit GIS turns up, I'm not falling for this.

    It's not going to be "bird, sky, soaring, or frigate bird," it's going to be "some dude stretching his asshole open."

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    GoombaGoomba __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2007
    I could see myself spending hours on this game.

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    DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Can we do it for porn?

    When I just tried it the first image up was a guy surrounded by three naked women.

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    CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    The way the game works is by showing you an image, and when you and whoever else is playing with you input a label that MATCHES, then it goes onto the next image. So unless both people type exactly the same nasty shit as labels, then it's not going to apply that label.

    Say me and someone are playing, and a car comes up. We'd both type in Car, it'd see that that matches, then apply the label "car" to that Google Image.

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    RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    The main problem with this is that anything that requires any sort of specified knowledge will never get labeled correctly. The chances of both people recognizing and labeling something like "exponential decay" are vanishingly small. Mostly you get just very basic objects and colors.

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    jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Bitch wrote: »
    Yeah, I've seen the kind of shit GIS turns up, I'm not falling for this.

    It's not going to be "bird, sky, soaring, or frigate bird," it's going to be "some dude stretching his asshole open."

    At least that kind of thing will be properly labelled. Just tag it as 'worksafe' and move on.

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    LavaKnightLavaKnight Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    This is neat. I'm not sure how well it works on google's end, though.

    At least, I've found myself saying pretty dumb and obvious things just to get the points because I haven't found a partner that doesn't do the same. That can't be good for accuracy on GIS's part.

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    Animal SpiritsAnimal Spirits Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    LavaKnight wrote: »
    This is neat. I'm not sure how well it works on google's end, though.

    At least, I've found myself saying pretty dumb and obvious things just to get the points because I haven't found a partner that doesn't do the same. That can't be good for accuracy on GIS's part.

    Hey that last one was me! Nice work on the mushroom house.

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    LavaKnightLavaKnight Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Heh heh, cool. How many points did we get again? 500 was it? I haven't gotten over that yet.

    Good show.

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    Animal SpiritsAnimal Spirits Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    LavaKnight wrote: »
    Heh heh, cool. How many points did we get again? 500 was it? I haven't gotten over that yet.

    Good show.

    600.

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    LavaKnightLavaKnight Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Ah, that's right. We make a good team.

    This one had me and a guest stumped: images?q=tbn:vIWggDoECv0J:www.google.com

    I suggested food fight, mess, dirty, and even Trump, but nothing matched.

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    wookieeArmourwookieeArmour Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    anybody else notice that when you look for an image on google now, it hides the image info? resolution and size?

    until you run your mouse over it.

    it's really annoying when you're looking for the best quality image.

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
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    320 x 200 pixels
    matched: wolfenstein
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    Partner's guesses:
    wolfenstein, doom
    Oh god.

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    LavaKnightLavaKnight Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    But that's not Doom!

    The thing is, your partner can't expect any knowledge out of you of any sort, so they have to say things that are not only correct, but that they think someone with only passing knowledge on the subject would suggest as well.

    For instance, I got a Rage Against the Machine album cover (Battle for Los Angeles), and it said the album title right on the picture, but after I suggested like 7 things my partner decided to pass it.

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    But you shouldn't do something that is incorrect. For example, FPS would be a good guess, but doom is just wrong if you know it isn't.

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    Christ PuncherChrist Puncher Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Top Score - 1. FairlandOK - Grue 2300

    Hax? Seems impossible.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    LavaKnight wrote: »
    Ah, that's right. We make a good team.

    This one had me and a guest stumped: images?q=tbn:vIWggDoECv0J:www.google.com

    I suggested food fight, mess, dirty, and even Trump, but nothing matched.

    That's because it's bill gates, not Donald trump.

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    CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Highest I got so far was 1300. Put me and whoever else it was at 10th place. We were rip-roaring through that shit.

    Makes it a lot harder to play when you have to keep passing because images aren't loading.

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    agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    If it's ever something that's just text my partner always wants to pass.

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    DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Every partner I get is a moron. I hope they check my guesses after, so they can see me typing "Don't pass. You Idiot. Fuck."

    This game is just me yelling "It's an El Greco painting, you fucking mutant idiot! Godammit!"

    Whoo, labelling porn. Yay.

    Also, this was pretty cool:

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    After playing a little while longer, GIS is going to be flooded with images labelled "Map", "Photograph" and "Drawing".

    Although, some guy and I labelled an image of two guys at a computer "neeeeerds" and we got it, which is awesome.

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    ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I got one that was a picture of a lioness. Clearly. I write lion. Off limits. Lioness. Off limits. I think for a second.

    Tiger?

    MATCH. TIGER.

    I assume my partner underwent the same process based on the guesses. We both died a little inside.

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    DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Yea... that seems to happen alot... It's like they're trying to get as innaccurate matches as possible.

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    ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
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    My guesses: smoke, spiral, desktop, cool, grey, gray, i don't fucking know

    I'm surprised it didn't match "spiral" with "spirals"

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    DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
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    My guesses: smoke, spiral, desktop, cool, grey, gray, i don't fucking know

    I'm surprised it didn't match "spiral" with "spirals"

    That was me. I was like "Uh, shit in photoshop."

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    CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Oh god. The one I just had was so stupid.

    A fucking horse comes up, with a girl riding it. I guess Horse straight off.

    His guess? Pony, Girl, Horse

    A bolt of lightning comes up. Of course I write Lightning. We end up matching on Sky.

    FUCKING JESUS comes up. I OBVIOUSLY write Jesus. His guesses?

    "Map, Red, Man"

    WHAT. THE. FUCK.

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    DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Yea, exactly, people are dumb. Really, really dumb. It doesn't help that the program tries to screw you over with outlawed words and doesn't match up words at times.

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    agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I'm convinced we're not being paired up with people, but with some freaky AI which will identify and submit parts of the picture, but never try to take in the whole thing.
    I had a picture that just said HOPE very clearly, my partner's only two ideas? toivo and word.
    Toivo?

    http://www.smm.org/research/Anthropology/cuneiform/images/smm09/largesmm09obv.jpg
    Partner's guesses:
    smile, baby

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    ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    It's really obvious when I get one of you guys. I usually end up matching 8 or so images, and not always with "man, woman, flower, building" etc.

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    DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    It's like some weird psychological test. You aren't guessing what the best description of a picture is, you're guessing what your moronic partner will see. Thus, you get a picture of the crab nebula, and have to write down "Space".

    Ha ha ha ha, someone else and I labelled this as "Game"
    http://www.browngoldsmiths.com/images/blog/20050505/mine-tunnel-750x500.jpg
    My guesses were "Game" "No, wait" "Mine"

    Too much RE4 and GoW I guess.

    Oh my god, it just gave me a picture of a mutant, zombie baby. I swear to god.

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    ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I just got one of the Mac OS X universal access system preference pane on the mouse tab. Eventually, after going through all kinds of guesses, my partner and I finally matched on "window". The quality of these results is dumber than if just one person did it, but more trustworthy.

    Hey guys, start writing "parules" as your first guess for everything. If we get each other maybe we'll make it onto the high score board.

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    DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I just got one of the Mac OS X universal access system preference pane on the mouse tab. Eventually, after going through all kinds of guesses, my partner and I finally matched on "window". The quality of these results is dumber than if just one person did it, but more trustworthy.

    Hey guys, start writing "parules" as your first guess for everything. If we get each other maybe we'll make it onto the high score board.

    parules, got it

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    NastymanNastyman Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I'll do parules as well, I like that idea

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    DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
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    ARRRRGGGHHH, half of them do this.

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    DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Whoops, fuck, I got a PArules

    then went on with my business.

    Agh, and now someones fucking up like I did with the parules thing.

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    NastymanNastyman Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I just had a pa'er but we got some fucked up images, I didn't know what half of them were. the pictures are so small I can't tell what the fuck is going on.

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    DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Nastyman wrote: »
    I just had a pa'er but we got some fucked up images, I didn't know what half of them were. the pictures are so small I can't tell what the fuck is going on.


    Sorry PA Nasty. I screwed up, I didn't even check the match.

    If its any consolation, the next guy I got, mudgen midgit, fucked up like I did.

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