Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

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Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

Post by ezubaric » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:32 pm

On June 16, we're planning to have a competition between the best computer quiz bowl systems and the best human quiz bowl players we can get in San Diego:
https://sites.google.com/a/colorado.edu ... hared-task

I was thinking that we'd have a singles tournament to select the human players during the weekend June 11-12. Would anyone be able to suggest (or supply) a venue? I've tried contacting UCSD (graduation weekend), and Caltech/UCLA haven't replied.

If we're not able to run a tournament, we'll open it up to teams to volunteer to compete.

Thanks!
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Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

Post by Susan » Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:42 pm

Would it be worth trying one of the Claremont Colleges? They hosted SCT this year (Jeff Hoppes probably has more info).
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Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:04 pm

What, if any, are the logistical obstacles and limitations preventing your computer from, say, playing Chicago Open? (Other than the field being full).
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Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

Post by ezubaric » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:52 pm

Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:What, if any, are the logistical obstacles and limitations preventing your computer from, say, playing Chicago Open? (Other than the field being full).
It requires some coordination with the question writers so that the questions can be sent in electronically. It also doesn't do bonuses yet. :)

The bigger problem with Chicago Open is that we're optimized for hard questions on easy things (e.g., HSNCT-level), but we're hoping to expand its cannon in the near future.
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Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

Post by setht » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:30 pm

ezubaric wrote:The bigger problem with Chicago Open is that we're optimized for hard questions on easy things (e.g., HSNCT-level), but we're hoping to expand its cannon in the near future.
I just want to remind everyone that you really do not need heavy artillery for Chicago Open.

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Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

Post by Cheynem » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:37 pm

The computer prefers to play quality tournaments anyway.
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Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

Post by ezubaric » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:11 pm

setht wrote:
ezubaric wrote:The bigger problem with Chicago Open is that we're optimized for hard questions on easy things (e.g., HSNCT-level), but we're hoping to expand its cannon in the near future.
I just want to remind everyone that you really do not need heavy artillery for Chicago Open.

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Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:08 pm

I'd be interested in playing the singles tournament if I have nothing going on that day. I've always wanted to be a ritual offering for a much more powerful machine.
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Post by grapesmoker » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:16 am

Nine-Tenths Ideas wrote:I'd be interested in playing the singles tournament if I have nothing going on that day. I've always wanted to be a ritual offering for a much more powerful machine.
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Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

Post by ezubaric » Tue May 03, 2016 3:16 pm

I had some e-mails about this so wanted to clarify.

Yes, you can submit computer programs to play in this tournament! And you should! However, you must submit your computer systems well in advance (before the end of May). Full instructions:

https://sites.google.com/a/colorado.edu ... hared-task
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Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

Post by ezubaric » Fri May 06, 2016 3:23 pm

I never got the venue I wanted (and had trouble mirroring a set), so the human part of the competition won't be happening. Instead, the top computer team will play the California NASAT team. Please do consider submitting a computer team, though!

Hopefully we'll have a joint human-computer tournament sometime in the future.
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Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri May 06, 2016 4:19 pm

ezubaric wrote:I never got the venue I wanted (and had trouble mirroring a set), so the human part of the competition won't be happening. Instead, the top computer team will play the California NASAT team. Please do consider submitting a computer team, though!

Hopefully we'll have a joint human-computer tournament sometime in the future.
This project overlaps with many things I'm interested in, although it's unfortunately a pretty busy time for me right now. Hopefully I'll have some time to throw something together, though.
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Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

Post by jekbradbury » Fri May 06, 2016 5:23 pm

By "before the end of May" do you mean we can submit a computer player up until May 31? If so I think I can put together a MetaMind submission.
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Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

Post by ezubaric » Fri May 13, 2016 12:04 pm

jekbradbury wrote:By "before the end of May" do you mean we can submit a computer player up until May 31? If so I think I can put together a MetaMind submission.
We had originally said May 30, but we have some flexibility here. A MetaMind submission would be great!
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