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1 Billion Pages = 1 Million Dollars? Mining the Web to Play "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" [article]

Shyong K. Lam, David M Pennock, Dan Cosley, Steve Lawrence
2012 arXiv   pre-print
We exploit the redundancy and volume of information on the web to build a computerized player for the ABC TV game show 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?'  ...  Our system demonstrates the potential of simple but well-chosen techniques for mining answers from unstructured information such as the web.  ...  "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"  ... 
arXiv:1212.2477v1 fatcat:6g432ervlbepphhveuxivy5t7e

Government as a Platform

Tim O'Reilly
2011 Innovations Technology Governance Globalization  
This is the secret behind the famous appeals to the audience in the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, as well as the success of prediction markets such as the University of Iowa's Electronic Market  ...  Software and web culture not only embraces this mindset, but revels in it-you never know which idea will be the million-dollar idea.  ... 
doi:10.1162/inov_a_00056 fatcat:xonpkbkxznbejhirppku4kms5e

PROBLEMS OF PERSONNEL, INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL SUPPORT OF TAX MANAGEMENT: SYSTEM APPROACH
ПРОБЛЕМЫ КАДРОВОГО, ИНФОРМАЦИОННОГО И ТЕХНОЛОГИЧЕСКОГО ОБЕСПЕЧЕНИЯ НАЛОГОВОГО МЕНЕДЖМЕНТА: СИСТЕМНЫЙ ПОДХОД

E. N. Yevstigneyev, N. G. Viktorova
2015 Journal of Tax Reform  
What this kind of system demonstrates is what Surowiecki would describe as a type of cognitive decision making process, or what fans of the TV show Who wants to be a millionaire would call 'ask the audience  ...  he describes this as 'social tagging' 10 to power 15 (a million, billion) Indeed, Chris Anderson, in The Long Tail, seems to get a little confused, equating the architecture of participation  ... 
doi:10.15826/jtr.2015.1.1.003 fatcat:w3ytkgfhnbey5d3ckoeerm74bi

Data-driven approaches to information access

S Dumais
2003 Cognitive Science  
The same statistical properties constrain human performance, thus we believe that solutions to practical information access problems can shed light on human knowledge representation and reasoning.  ...  The application areas include information retrieval, text categorization, and question answering.  ...  I would also like to thank my graduate advisor, Rich Shiffrin, who provided numerous insights along the way and continues to be a source of challenging questions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0364-0213(03)00013-2 fatcat:ayz4ng2z5naxje637emcirubve

Data-driven approaches to information access

Susan Dumais
2003 Cognitive Science  
The same statistical properties constrain human performance, thus we believe that solutions to practical information access problems can shed light on human knowledge representation and reasoning.  ...  The application areas include information retrieval, text categorization, and question answering.  ...  I would also like to thank my graduate advisor, Rich Shiffrin, who provided numerous insights along the way and continues to be a source of challenging questions.  ... 
doi:10.1207/s15516709cog2703_7 fatcat:psbqizdjjvfljpj7a6bsndnt3e

An International Relations Perspective on the Convergence of Corporate Governance: German Shareholder Capitalism and the European Union, 1990-2000

Jeffrey N. Gordon
2003 Social Science Research Network  
The skeptics also assert that existing elites will use their political and economic advantages to block reform; the optimists counterclaim that the spread of shareholding will reshape politics.  ...  to maximize shareholder value.  ...  To Be a Millionaire.'" 48 The c ommercial end orsers includ ed t he st ar o f a popular TV detective series. 49 Perhaps the high moment was a nationally-televised awards program hosted in September  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.374620 fatcat:smucyhh32fh5lmfni4jmkuj7x4

The Future Security Environment in the Middle East: Conflict, Stability, and Political Change

L. Carl Brown, Nora Bensahel, Daniel L. Byman
2004 Foreign Affairs  
Public reporting burden for the collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining  ...  the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.  ...  The most popular show in the Arab world today is an MBC-produced version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" produced out of the same studios as the original British production.  ... 
doi:10.2307/20034117 fatcat:avokdimxercujei2fdtmndrsky

Copyright Redundancy

Michael B. Abramowicz
2003 Social Science Research Network  
Landes and Posner are not noting the obvious, though ABC Television executives were surely aware of concerns that the public might tire of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?  ...  If there were a million dollars in potential profit to be made in developing an invention, for example by marketing and improving the light bulb, then in the absence of patent protection, producers would  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.374580 fatcat:szwcvkuivnbbngnw3clvmxqbhy

Streaming media: audience and industry shifts in a networked society STREAMING MEDIA: AUDIENCE AND INDUSTRY SHIFTS IN A NETWORKED SOCIETY

Benjamin Burroughs, Benjamin Burroughs, Jiyeon, Kang, Harvey Trevor, Timothy, Havens, John Peters
2015 unpublished
As Waisbord argued, formats, which are shows that can be easily repurposed for different cultures (think of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Big Brother, or the Idol franchise) are "convenient instruments  ...  Around this time, the Viacom-owned Blockbuster IPO was valued at close to 4.8 billion dollars. Ten years later the company would file for bankruptcy, valued at only 24 million dollars.  ... 
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Give Me A "Ball Park Figure": Creating Civic Narratives Through Stadium Building in Newark, New Jersey Creating Civic Narratives Through Stadium Building in Newark, NJ

Laura Troiano, Laura Troiano, Beryl Satter
2017 unpublished
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" had a multiple-choice question "what is Hades and one of the possible choices was Newark."  ...  Annual payments exceed $1 million through 2020 before declining." 235 It was millions of dollars to build on ideas that never existed. 2016/2017 The stadium is currently being used by local college and  ... 
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Alphabet Center offers resources, safe space for LGBTQ community Some aspects of Facebook that users might not 'like' Comedian Tosh sets record in ticket sales

Trey Burke, Progress
unpublished
"Th ink, 'Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, ' 'Th e Bachelor' and ' American Idol, ' all rolled into one, " Ballard said.  ...  And do we ever stop to think about the people whom we have never met, but can learn everything about us just by looking at our web pages?  ... 
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The keeper and the zoo

Brenda Lynn Feist
2014
But if you put a billion molecules in a box, they become sound waves. There was nothing in the behavior of the few that suggested what the many could do. The body is that box.  ...  While watching for collisions, I use zoos, circuses, animal husbandry and experimentation, and the fashion/beauty complex to think about the domestication of the human psyche and language as an immersion  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I offer my enduring gratitude to my committee, Briar Craig, Nancy Holmes, and Michael V.  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0074400 fatcat:qqpbwgfhuvexde2ydl4laprgri

A Multi-Dimensional Approach for Framing Crowdsourcing Archetypes

Michele Osella, M. Cantamessa
2014
To say it in a nutshell, the proposed framework combines two dimensions (i.e., motivations to participate and organization of external solvers) in order to portray six archetypes.  ...  Looking at how the crowd may be turned into value to be internalized by organizations, the thesis examines crowdsourcing practices in the public as well in the private sector.  ...  With this respect, at a first glance, a polarization seems to be evident.  ... 
doi:10.6092/polito/porto/2535900 fatcat:74rbjnhf7zaizh5paxtfufll6y

The reception of Bollywood in Malaysia (1991-2012): a contextual study

Rohini Sreekumar
2017
The thesis uses qualitative discourse analysis to look at the representations of Bollywood in the Malaysian media, and the broader context of such representations.  ...  However, academic work on the Southeast Asian reception of these films is scarcer. This research seeks to fill this gap by looking at the reception of Bollywood in Malaysia from 1991-2012.  ...  When SRK replaced Amitabh for the famous show Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian adaptation of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, there was a huge concern as to whether he could effectively fill the shoes of  ... 
doi:10.4225/03/58b8b78b9a084 fatcat:mxfczhcivbhltmvomswdyxu2qu

Inclusive National Belonging - Intercultural Performances in the "World-Open" Germany

Bruce Snedegar Burnside
2020
The primary goal is to understand attempts at performing inclusive belonging by the state and other actors, with mostly those of "foreign heritage" at the center, and these attempts' pitfalls, opportunities  ...  This dissertation explores what it means to belong in Berlin and Germany following a significant change in the citizenship laws in 2000, which legally reoriented the law away from a "German" legal identity  ...  Her first history teacher dazzled them with his ability to answer difficult Who Wants to be a Millionaire-style questions.  ... 
doi:10.7916/d8-h1jc-y986 fatcat:usmeopnqzvbnhjfx7lb2y4r4ri