Microsoft Research have released an online game to help fine-tune search results for Bing.
The game is named “Page Hunt” and the basic idea is to show the player a random web page, and get the player to come up with a query that would bring up this page in the top few results on a search engine.
The idea is that human computation games that elicit data from players can be used to improve search.
Page Hunt was unveiled at this week’s SIGIR 2009 conference in Boston.
If you’re interested in helping improve Bing search results then checkout Page Hunt at pagehunt.msrlivelabs.com/PlayPageHunt.aspx which is hosted at Microsoft’s Live Labs site.