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An experiment in comparing human-computation techniques

Thaler, S., Simperl, E. and Wölger, S. (2012) An experiment in comparing human-computation techniques IEEE Internet Computing, 16, (5), pp. 52-58. (doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.67).

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Human computation can address complex computational problems by tapping into large resource pools for relatively little cost. Two prominent human-computation techniques - games with a purpose (GWAP) and microtask crowdsourcing - can help resolve semantic-technology-related tasks, including knowledge representation, ontology alignment, and semantic annotation. To evaluate which approach is better with respect to costs and benefits, the authors employ categorization challenges in Wikipedia to ultimately create a large, general-purpose ontology. They first use the OntoPronto GWAP, then replicate its problem-solving setting in Amazon Mechanical Turk, using a similar task-design structure, evaluation mechanisms, and input data.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 15 May 2012
Published date: September 2012
Keywords: gwap, mechanical turk, conceptual modeling, crowdsourcing, incentives, motivators, ontology
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 351592
PURE UUID: 49614ab4-97c9-4880-bfd2-a0dbab3a09db
ORCID for E. Simperl: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 23 Apr 2013 13:01
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 04:24

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Author: S. Thaler
Author: E. Simperl ORCID iD
Author: S. Wölger

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