A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Games with a Purpose
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CitationJain, Shaili, and David C. Parkes. 2008. A game-theoretic analysis of games with a purpose. In Internet and Network Economics, ed. C. H Papadimitriou, S. Zhang, 342-350. Berlin: Springer. Previously published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5385: 342-350.
AbstractWe present a simple game-theoretic model for the ESP game, an interactive game devised to label images on the web, and characterize the equilibrium behavior of the model. We show that a simple change in the incentive structure can lead to different equilibrium structure and suggest the possibility of formal incentive design in achieving desirable system-wide outcomes, complementing existing considerations of robustness against cheating and human factors.
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