Published October 30, 2019 | Version Accepted pre-print
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A Platform for Commonsense Knowledge Acquisition Using Crowdsourcing

  • 1. Open University of Cyprus
  • 2. Open University of Cyprus and Research Center on Interactive Media, Smart Systems, and Emerging Technologies


In this article, we present our work on developing and using a crowdsourcing platform for acquiring commonsense knowledge aiming to create machines that are able to understand stories. More specifically, we present a platform that has been used in the development of a crowdsourcing application and two Games With A Purpose. The platform’s specifications and features are presented along with examples of applying them in developing the aforementioned applications. The article concludes with pointers on how the crowdsourcing platform can be utilized for language learning, referencing relevant work on developing a prototype application for a
vocabulary trainer.


This work has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 739578 and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development.



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RISE – Research Center on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies 739578
European Commission