Play on Facebook
Play Phrase Detectives on Facebook, which features a new head-to-head mode
where you play
against an expert and
where you score double points if you agree with your friends.
Play Facebook version
13 Jan 14
A Facebook group has been set up to discuss some of the more interesting cases of ambiguity found
in the Phrase Detectives game. Join the group
Do You Know Your Anaphor From Your Elbow?"
(Facebook account required).
19 Apr 12
Analysis of player motivations will be presented at Collective Intelligence 2012
conference in Boston, MA. It seems the female players are coming out top!
22 Feb 11
The long-awaited Phrase Detectives Facebook game has gone live.
Play the game
01 Nov 10
Here are a few game stats for you number junkies. We have over 1.5 million examples of human language in the database
submitted by 3500 players, a collaborative effort of over 2700 hours or 112 days.
On average players are quicker to disagree with other players than to agree.
Exported data from the game shows that the combined answers of players
gives a very high quality result. A huge thank you to all detectives.
02 Aug 09
Phrase Detectives was presented at WWW
in Madrid, WebSci
in Athens and ACL
28 Jan 09
Phrase Detectives' Jon Chamberlain is interviewed by BBC Radio.
26 Jan 09
Articles about the game appear in
01 Dec 08
A good article about the game is on CS4FN website
28 Oct 08
's excellent article about Phrase Detectives
19 Sept 08
Phrase Detectives was presented at STEP 08
in Italy and