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Generation of ground truth for object detection while playing an online game: Productive gaming or recreational working?


In this paper we present a flash game that aims at generating easily ground truth for testing object detection algorithms. Flash the Fish is an online game where the user is shown videos from underwater environments and has to take photos of fish by clicking on them. The initial ground truth is provided by object detection algorithms and, subsequent, cluster analysis and user evaluation techniques, allow for the generation of ground truth based on the weighted combination of these "photos". Evaluation of the platform and comparison of the obtained results against a hand drawn ground truth confirmed that reliable ground truth generation is not necessarily a cumbersome task both in terms of effort and time needed.

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