THE APP ORACLE - An Interactive Student Competition on Pattern Recognition

Alfons Juan, Jesús Andrés, Adrià Giménez, Jorge Civera, Roberto Paredes, Enrique Vidal

Abstract

This paper describes the implementation of an interactive student competition in an introductory course to pattern recognition. This competition is based on the automatic evaluation of student performance thanks to a piece of software to which we refer as the APP oracle. The oracle assesses the accuracy of three different type of classifiers provided by students on a series of predefined tasks. Students are scored for each classifier-task pair according to the error rate of their classifiers and that of their colleagues, promoting competitiveness. A global score for each student is finally computed from his/her rank in the different classifier-task pairs, contributing to his/her final grade. This fact strongly motivates students to harvest a deeper knowledge of the topics covered in the course and a greater degree of implication in class.

References

  1. Duda, R. O., Hart, P. E., and Stork, D. G. (2001). Pattern Classification. Wiley.
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in Harvard Style

Juan A., Andrés J., Giménez A., Civera J., Paredes R. and Vidal E. (2010). THE APP ORACLE - An Interactive Student Competition on Pattern Recognition . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-674-024-5, pages 385-388. DOI: 10.5220/0002797103850388


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu10,
author={Alfons Juan and Jesús Andrés and Adrià Giménez and Jorge Civera and Roberto Paredes and Enrique Vidal},
title={THE APP ORACLE - An Interactive Student Competition on Pattern Recognition},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2010},
pages={385-388},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002797103850388},
isbn={978-989-674-024-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - THE APP ORACLE - An Interactive Student Competition on Pattern Recognition
SN - 978-989-674-024-5
AU - Juan A.
AU - Andrés J.
AU - Giménez A.
AU - Civera J.
AU - Paredes R.
AU - Vidal E.
PY - 2010
SP - 385
EP - 388
DO - 10.5220/0002797103850388