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I got one wrong!

Started by beinnduill
Default_user
about 6 years ago

Is it possible to change the sounds I've looked at as I've just realised I've classified an insect as a mechanical noise?

Default_user
about 6 years ago

Unfortunately not, but don't feel bad. Each audio snippet will be marked up by a number of people, and accidents like this will be averaged out when everyone's contributions are combined to produce the final data; you haven't broken anything. ;)

Default_user
about 6 years ago

Thanks, feel slightly comforted!

Default_user
about 6 years ago

Welcome. :)

Default_user
about 6 years ago

Looks like you'll have to classify a lot more to make up for the mistake! ;) I'm doing a self-imposed penance for the same crime, myself.

Default_user
about 6 years ago

I'm hoping that they will add a confirmation or something when you click "next sound", maybe like the way Moon Zoo does it. This would prevent accidentally exiting before you are done classifying, which is really annoying. At the very least, they should move the "save selection" button so that an accidental double click on it will not cause you to quit the classification prematurely.

Default_user
about 6 years ago

Another thing I'd really like is the did-you-spot-this messages they have in Planet Hunters. It's easy to sink into a fugue, and missing a tricky one on a fake sonogram (one every fifty or so) would do a good job of both teaching patterns and snapping people out of the haze.

Default_user
about 6 years ago

Still, the project is yet young.

Default_user
about 6 years ago

I think we need to take a proper look at what the other projects are doing, now that we're up and running!

#suggestion

Default_user
about 6 years ago

Yes, Kim, I think that's a really good idea. I suggest some of your team you do some classifying for the other projects, and that will give you some ideas. Like if something about their project trips you up while learning, see if your project has a similar problem.

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The ones that are most similar to Bat Detectives are:

Moon Zoo: https://www.zooniverse.org/project/moonzoo

The Milky Way Project: https://www.zooniverse.org/project/milkyway

Seafloor Explorer: https://www.zooniverse.org/project/seafloorexplorer

SETI Live: https://www.zooniverse.org/lab/setilive

Planet Hunters (not quite as similar as the others): https://www.zooniverse.org/project/planethunters

These all involve highlighting features in images by drawing shapes around them, similar to highlighting the bat calls.

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You may also like to take a look at "Whale FM": https://www.zooniverse.org/project/whalefm

They are showing people spectrograms and audio to determine which whale calls are most similar to each other, to learn the language. It may give you ideas for a future project. It might be interesting to try applying that to identifying bat species or decoding the meanings of social calls. Just thoughts.

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And here are the complete lists of Zooniverse projects:

Zooniverse Projects: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects

Zooniverse Laboratory: https://www.zooniverse.org/lab

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If you guys do try them out, I'd love to hear about your experiences. Maybe a blog post if it's interesting enough? :)

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