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Message 52 - Posted: 4 Oct 2012, 12:59:42 UTC

So the next item I'm working on is getting credit awarded for bossa jobs. What I'm planning is to award credit by the duration of the video (most are 3 minutes, but some are less) and to have it separate from the workunit credit. So there will be two different leaderboards for CPU credit and for video watching credit. I'm very open to suggestions so if anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it.

As to an overall plan for what's going on with the project, right now we need to get a bunch of the video classified by humans so we have a general idea what's going on in it. We're going to take these classifications so we can test and train various computer vision algorithms which will then be able to sift through the video which will minimize the amount of boring video that gets streamed (right now most of it is grass growing unfortunately and we want to fix that). So not only are we going to get a lot of interesting biological research done with the project, we should be able to get some interesting computer vision research done as well.

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Message 53 - Posted: 4 Oct 2012, 15:48:42 UTC - in response to Message 52.
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OMFG!

too much snowboarding lately? ;)

probably a much brighter idea to take that as torture for freshmen@UND than putting that sort of thing on boinc.

but you know, we will..

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Message 54 - Posted: 4 Oct 2012, 16:17:49 UTC - in response to Message 53.
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OMFG!

too much snowboarding lately? ;)

probably a much brighter idea to take that as torture for freshmen@UND than putting that sort of thing on boinc.

but you know, we will..


Don't worry we'll be torturing them with this as well. :) But in all honest there's some pretty cool videos in there.

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Message 55 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 1:13:01 UTC
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For Bossa jobs, the standard probably ought to be total second of work done or something simialr. Eyeballs are eyeballs.

BTW, I just watched a half a dozen or so in a row that are just blowing grass. A better scatter might be useful as these are all sequential.
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Message 56 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 5:11:59 UTC - in response to Message 55.

For Bossa jobs, the standard probably ought to be total second of work done or something simialr. Eyeballs are eyeballs.

BTW, I just watched a half a dozen or so in a row that are just blowing grass. A better scatter might be useful as these are all sequential.



Yup, those are the two items on my agenda right now. Watched through a few of them myself and had the same conclusion.

How do you feel about the video times? Is 3 minutes too long/too short?

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Message 58 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 9:29:34 UTC
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I watched some also since the start, first ones were only grass but I also had some with the birds running around and guarding. Since it's not a very high quality it's hard to decide sometimes what they are really doing there, plus I get the feeling that the camera is a bit far from the nest - if there is one, it's not really identifiable - I guess it's in the upper left area where it looks a little black between the grass? So it would be even harder to see eggs hatching or something... ;-)
Besides that I think 3 minutes are very appropriate.

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Looks like there are several cameras, I just had a video with a different view from before, is that right? And it had two birds right in front of the camera! That was pretty nice.

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Message 59 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 10:57:34 UTC - in response to Message 58.

I watched some also since the start, first ones were only grass but I also had some with the birds running around and guarding. Since it's not a very high quality it's hard to decide sometimes what they are really doing there, plus I get the feeling that the camera is a bit far from the nest - if there is one, it's not really identifiable - I guess it's in the upper left area where it looks a little black between the grass? So it would be even harder to see eggs hatching or something... ;-)
Besides that I think 3 minutes are very appropriate.

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Looks like there are several cameras, I just had a video with a different view from before, is that right? And it had two birds right in front of the camera! That was pretty nice.

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Message 60 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 12:46:21 UTC - in response to Message 58.

I watched some also since the start, first ones were only grass but I also had some with the birds running around and guarding. Since it's not a very high quality it's hard to decide sometimes what they are really doing there, plus I get the feeling that the camera is a bit far from the nest - if there is one, it's not really identifiable - I guess it's in the upper left area where it looks a little black between the grass? So it would be even harder to see eggs hatching or something... ;-)
Besides that I think 3 minutes are very appropriate.

Edit:
Looks like there are several cameras, I just had a video with a different view from before, is that right? And it had two birds right in front of the camera! That was pretty nice.


I think there might also be multiple sites (in addition to multiple cameras at the same site). I'll see what Susan has to say.


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