Programa Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad (2018-2021)

The crowd computing paradigm aims at solving problems by combining the processing power of computers with the human skills related to their specific formation and intrinsic sensorial capabilities, allocating tasks according to their adequacy and advantages to eventually merge partial outputs into the final results. The PLETHORA project aims to create a platform that will help tackle the development of new applications of crowd computing in a systematic manner, taking advantage of the maturity of semantic web technologies to help designers both to identify the most appropriate task allocation to humans and computers and to select the most appropriate actor for each task.

The platform will offer a set of archetypical solutions in terms of interfaces, data structures and internal procedures to manage the knowledge from each domain of application, the human and technological resources available and the tasks they will be able to fulfill. In addition, the resulting tools will provide transversal support to manage the incomplete and contradictory knowledge that inevitably appears during the building process, documenting the origin and implications until the uncertainties can be solved.

The innovations will be tested by means of two different and representative demonstrators, appealing to different areas where the research group accredits wide experience. The first one is dedicated to building enhanced historical narratives from cultural heritage assets, and the second relates to healthcare in the speech-and-language therapy area.