Ken Benoit: Massive non-expert coding of political texts

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The stand-out presentation at last month’s Digital Scholarship Day of Ideas at the University of Edinburgh was by Professor Ken Benoit of LSE. Professor Benoit describes how crowdsourcing is an effective and efficient alternative to employing…

Patient Opinion

Interesting article in today’s Observer discussing the barriers for health service patients providing feedback on their perceptions of the care they received. A survey found that while people are happy to give opinions of hotels and…

Crowdsourcing Patent Information

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The difficulty for patent holders to be confident that there is no prior art invalidating their patents inhibits holders of patents engaging in expensive litigation to defend their intellectual property and the difficulty of scouring the…