[Taxacom] Source data (was Re: Data quality in aggregated datasets)

Peter Rauch peterar at berkeley.edu
Wed Apr 24 17:15:11 CDT 2013


Isn't this called "crowd-sourcing", the new-wave methodolgy for
accomplishing the impossible ?


On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 11:48 AM, Doug Yanega <dyanega at ucr.edu> wrote:

> ...cut, cut...
> Here's the final twist: if the data provider performs only the first pass,
> and it takes them only a few hours, what is *their* incentive to invest 20
> more hours in cleaning up the data, if they can just dump it online and
> have someone else do those 20 hours of labor for free?

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