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An Examination of the Work Practices of Crowdfarms

Yihong Wang, Konstantinos Papangelis, Michel Saker, Ioanna Lykourentzou, Vassilis-Javed Khan, Alan Chamberlain, Jonathan Grudin
2021 Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems  
Annual revenue of the Chinese market alone is hundreds of millions of dollars, yet few studies have focused on the practices of the Chinese crowdsourcing workforce, and those that do mainly focus on solo  ...  Crowdsourcing is a new value creation business model.  ...  Although this extra work is not paid for, participants indicated that it is worthwhile. Companies typically display requestor ratings on the company profile on the crowdsourcing platform.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3411764.3445603 fatcat:rw6dx7cqljb4xbk3p5gd7jw5xi

Key Research Issues and Related Technologies in Crowdsourcing Data Collection

Yunhui Li, Liang Chang, Long Li, Xuguang Bao, Tianlong Gu, Lihua Yin
2021 Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing  
In recent years, a large amount of effort has been spent on crowdsourcing in data collection, to address the challenges, including quality control, cost control, efficiency, and privacy protection.  ...  Crowdsourcing provides a distributed method to solve the tasks that are difficult to complete using computers and require the wisdom of human beings.  ...  They collected workers' ratings on task goal clarity, task role clarity, and task clarity, then used the features (e.g., task type and task content) and the acquired labels to train and validate a supervised  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/8745897 fatcat:vobajfz7i5bnnpfvx6vo2kzmxa

In Search of Ambiguity: A Three-Stage Workflow Design to Clarify Annotation Guidelines for Crowd Workers [article]

Vivek Krishna Pradhan, Mike Schaekermann, Matthew Lease
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We propose a novel three-stage FIND-RESOLVE-LABEL workflow for crowdsourced annotation to reduce ambiguity in task instructions and thus improve annotation quality.  ...  In Stage 2 (RESOLVE), the requester selects one or more of these ambiguous examples to label (resolving ambiguity).  ...  Clarity is a worthwhile quality: On the role of task clarity in microtask crowdsourcing. In Proceedings of the 28th ACM conference on hypertext and social media. 5–14 Gaikwad, S. N.  ... 
arXiv:2112.02255v1 fatcat:xpvsuclbi5dfrmfm2ejx54qdii

Acquiring Creative Requirements from the Crowd: Understanding the Influences of Personality and Creative Potential in Crowd RE

Pradeep K. Murukannaiah, Nirav Ajmeri, Munindar P. Singh
2016 2016 IEEE 24th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE)  
We conducted a study on Amazon Mechanical Turk tasking 300 workers with creating requirements via the above sequential process (in the domain of smart home applications for concreteness) and tasking an  ...  These factors are of specific importance to Crowd RE because (1) crowd workers are generally not trained in RE, and (2) a key motivation in engaging them is to benefit from their creativity.  ...  Acknowledgments: Thanks to the NCSU Laboratory of Analytic Sciences for partial support, and toÖzgür Kafalı and the anonymous reviewers for helpful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/re.2016.68 dblp:conf/re/MurukannaiahAS16 fatcat:zouliyqkq5dupfaeefmjcvviwy

A sociotechnical system approach to virtual citizen science: an application of BS ISO 27500:2016

Robert Houghton, James Sprinks, Jessica Wardlaw, Steven Bamford, Stuart Marsh
2019 JCOM: Journal of Science Communication  
Key tenets of the standard concern taking a total systems approach, capitalizing on individual differences as a strength, making usability and accessibility strategic objectives, valuing personnel and  ...  Drawing upon our experience of projects in our laboratory and the wider literature, we outline the principles identified in the standard and offer citizen science themed interpretations and examples of  ...  The main motivation for this is likely to lie in quality management. One possible scenario might be the use of "foil" stimuli.  ... 
doi:10.22323/2.18010201 fatcat:phn2qphe7bfu3bn7nocnosbvtm

The Work Experience and Practice of the Crowdsourcing Workforce in China

Yihong Wang
China, being one of the world's most populous countries, has a rapidly growing digital economy that now supplies a substantial workforce to crowdsourcing platforms.  ...  However, not only is there Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems,  ...  . 2.6 The type of crowdworks Microtask and microtasking In a crowdsourcing context, a microtask is usually a small task in which human intelligence is more efficient or effective than computer systems  ... 
doi:10.17638/03157372 fatcat:v27qnlppjza7rfnfhnu3sgk76y

CrowdSem 2013: Crowdsourcing the Semantic Web

This volume contains the papers presented at the 1st International Workshop on "Crowdsourcing the Semantic Web" that was held in conjunction with the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2013  ...  Each submission was reviewed by at least 2, and on the average 3, program committee members. The committee decided to accept 9 papers.  ...  Acknowledgements Acknowledgements This work is supported in part by Grant GM086587 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and by The National Center for Biomedical Ontology, supported  ... 
doi:10.5167/uzh-90641 fatcat:a6fq5uudcbg2nhjw2jq3ryxuwm

Making digital history: The impact of digitality on public participation and scholarly practices in historical research

Mia Ridge
Following this, Chapter 3 explores the ways in which some crowdsourcing projects encourage deeper engagement with history or science, and the role of communities of practice in citizen history.  ...  This thesis also investigates the relationship between heritage crowdsourcing projects (which ask the public to help with meaningful, inherently rewarding tasks that contribute to a shared, significant  ...  In this model, participants are taking on roles, such as discussion moderation or task review, that have a bigger influence on the overall project than the completion of a microtask.  ... 
doi:10.21954/ fatcat:gizqopf7snhs5fx7lj2irqny2y

When in doubt ask the crowd : leveraging collective intelligence for improving event detection and machine learning [article]

Mihai Georgescu, University, My
the impact on task accuracy, the number of completed microtasks, and on the cost/benefit ratio.  ...  Contribution In this thesis we focus on what has become the traditional way of using crowdsourcing, through a microtask marketplace.  ... 
doi:10.15488/8457 fatcat:ikul6z5pijej7lixobizpb3zvq

Realizing the Human Potential of Program Synthesis and Crowdsourcing

Molly Q Feldman
techniques to human-centered problems. is dissertation describes three instantiations of this general approach. e rst project considers if and how cognitive models play a role in the way designers bridge  ...  In fact, applying computational techniques to human-centered problems has always been one of the aims of computing [156, 172 ].  ...  clear where one would start or if the e ort required is worthwhile.  ... 
doi:10.7298/6v3z-0m63 fatcat:sifx2toopba5zcydepyo2nqbly

Dagstuhl Reports, Volume 3, Issue 09, September 2013, Complete Issue [article]

In the context of the Smart Grid, network overlays can play a key role, for enabling the management of resources in an adaptive fashion.  ...  in the context of the Smart Grid.  ...  Since in crowdsourcing a task can be assigned to registrants geographically distributed with various background, the quality of final task deliverables is a key issue.  ... 
doi:10.4230/dagrep.3.9 fatcat:oilweqoffjbx7bjnxvg6vorrzu

How Industry Can Implement Social Product Development and Innovate With The Crowd

Hannah Forbes
This thesis is being submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of PhD. This thesis is the result of my own independent work/investigation, except where otherwise stated.  ...  This work has not been submitted in substance for any other degree or award at this or any other university or place of learning, nor is it being submitted concurrently in candidature for any degree or  ...  quality of task as an aggregate quality of the sub-tasks.  ... 
doi:10.17638/03141589 fatcat:pcggvbuarzhgdc5fuk4ruc65ra

A Multi-Dimensional Approach for Framing Crowdsourcing Archetypes

Michele Osella, M. Cantamessa
Concerning the private realm, a cohort of real cases in the limelight is examinedhaving recourse to case study methodologyto formalize different ways through which crowdsourcing becomes a business model  ...  In fact, drawing on archetypes schematized, the thesis depicts a potential paradigm that government may embrace in the coming future to tap the potential of collective intelligence, thus maximizing the  ...  A first platoon of authors considers that the crowd should just undertake tasks (Yang, Adamic, & Ackerman, 2008; Di Palantino & Vojnovic, 2009; Vukovic, 2009; Whitla, 2009; Heer & Bostok, 2010; Liu &  ... 
doi:10.6092/polito/porto/2535900 fatcat:74rbjnhf7zaizh5paxtfufll6y

Harnessing Novel Forms of Work Organization

Volkmar Mrass, Universität Kassel
Einen Blick über den eigenen Tellerrand hinaus konnte ich auch während meines Forschungsaufenthaltes an der City University of Hong Kong gewinnen, wofür ich Professor Christian Wagner, PhD, und seinem  ...  in diesem Bereich weiter steigerte.  ...  One reason is that the result is better at the end if a crowdworker can concentrate on one smaller, single task.  ... 
doi:10.17170/kobra-202109224793 fatcat:m5yvh4s4q5h5xd5xw5lppz2ad4

A Comparison of Recruitment Methods for an mHealth Intervention Targeting Mothers: Lessons from the Growing Healthy Program

Rachel A Laws, Eloise-Kate V Litterbach, Elizabeth A Denney-Wilson, Catherine G Russell, Sarah Taki, Kok-Leong Ong, Rosalind M Elliott, Sharyn J Lymer, Karen J Campbell
2016 Journal of Medical Internet Research  
Despite the justifiable promise of such approaches, a word of caution is worthwhile.  ...  . * The role of mobiles in finance is discussed in chapter 4.  ...  Summarizing current thinking and seeking to inform the debate on the use of mobile phones to improve livelihoods, the report looks, in particular, at key ecosystem-based applications in agriculture, health  ... 
doi:10.2196/jmir.5691 pmid:27634633 pmcid:PMC5043120 fatcat:rbg45p6xzzcgxe3b43jnav7nuy
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