Jon Chamberlain - Researcher in Computer Science and Marine Biology

Jon Chamberlain - Researcher in Computer Science and Marine Biology

Screenshots from the Anawiki and Purple Octopus projects

Research Projects

I joined the AnaWiki research project in November 2007 based at the University of Essex as a Senior Research Officer. The goal was to address the lack of resources available for training systems in text recognition (used by search engines like Google) by using volunteers on the web.

We collect data from volunteers in a game called Phrase Detectives. The players read text and provide information about how words and phrases refer to each other.

In 2011 I started PhD research investigating human homputation and crowdsourcing in the domain of marine biology. The research aims to develop techniques for filtering noisy data, as well as providing practical tools for marine biologists.

The first prototype is an image annotation tool deployed on a site called Purple Octopus (see the Demos section for more).