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Collective intelligence has drawn many scientists’ attention in many centuries. This paper shows the collective intelligence study process in a perspective of crowd science.

Design/methodology/approach

After summarizing the time-order process of related researches, different points of views on collective intelligence’s measurement and their modeling methods were outlined.

Findings

The authors show the recent research focusing on collective intelligence optimization. The studies on application of collective intelligence and its future potential are also discussed.

Originality/value

This paper will help researchers in crowd science have a better picture of this highly related frontier interdiscipline.


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Literature review on collective intelligence: a crowd science perspective

Show Author's information Chao YuYueting Chai( )Yi Liu
National Engineering Laboratory for E-commerce Technologies, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Abstract

Purpose

Collective intelligence has drawn many scientists’ attention in many centuries. This paper shows the collective intelligence study process in a perspective of crowd science.

Design/methodology/approach

After summarizing the time-order process of related researches, different points of views on collective intelligence’s measurement and their modeling methods were outlined.

Findings

The authors show the recent research focusing on collective intelligence optimization. The studies on application of collective intelligence and its future potential are also discussed.

Originality/value

This paper will help researchers in crowd science have a better picture of this highly related frontier interdiscipline.

Keywords:

Open innovation, Collective intelligence, Crowd science, Group wisdom
Received: 13 August 2017 Revised: 25 August 2017 Accepted: 26 August 2017 Published: 11 April 2018 Issue date: July 2018
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Received: 13 August 2017
Revised: 25 August 2017
Accepted: 26 August 2017
Published: 11 April 2018
Issue date: July 2018

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