Crowdsourcing Big Data

By Barzan Mozafari, Ph.D., MIT CSAIL Crowdsourcing has become a popular means of performing tasks that are difficult for computers, including entity resolution, audio transcription, image annotation, sentiment analysis, and document summarization and editing. Although humans are often more accurate … Continue reading

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High-Performance Computing Meets Databases

By Bill Howe, Ph.D., University of Washington eScience Institute The large-scale data systems associated with high performance computing (HPC) applications ― e.g., parallel file systems ― are becoming increasingly “smart,” augmenting basic open(), seek() and read() interfaces with sophisticated indexing … Continue reading

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