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Crowdlines: Supporting Synthesis of Diverse Information Sources through Crowdsourced Outlines
Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing
Learning about a new area of knowledge is challenging for novices partly because they are not yet aware of which topics are most important. The Internet contains a wealth of information for learning the underlying structure of a domain, but relevant sources often have diverse structures and emphases, making it hard to discern what is widely considered essential knowledge vs. what is idiosyncratic. Crowdsourcing offers a potential solution because humans are skilled at evaluating high-leveldoi:10.1609/hcomp.v3i1.13239 fatcat:cktepid7zfejlkstmjpto7nepi