British Library shares images for crowdsourcing pursposes

Collaborating with a social media friendly public, the British Library embarks on a bold concept:

We plan to launch a crowdsourcing application at the beginning of next year, to help describe what the images portray. Our intention is to use this data to train automated classifiers that will run against the whole of the content. The data from this will be as openly licensed as is sensible (given the nature of crowdsourcing) and the code, as always, will be under an open licence.

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