Combining Human and Machine Computing Elements for Analysis via Crowdsourcing

Brian Blake, Julian Jarrett, Iman Saleh, Rohan Malcolm, Sean Thorpe, Tyrone Grandison
2014 Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing  
Crowd computing leverages human input in order to execute tasks that are computationally expensive, due to complexity and/or scale. Combined with automation, crowd computing can help solve problems efficiently and effectively. In this work, we introduce an elasticity framework that adaptively optimizes the use of human and automated software resources in order to maximize overall performance. This framework includes a quantitative model that supports elasticity when performing complex tasks.
more » ... model defines a task complexity index and an elasticity index that is used to aid in decision support for assigning tasks to respective computing elements. Experiments demonstrate that the framework can effectively optimize the use of human and machine computing elements simultaneously. Also, as a consequence, overall performance is significantly enhanced.
doi:10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2014.257298 dblp:conf/colcom/JarrettSBMTG14 fatcat:qwn5rkepcbedlldqu7cm5pxl7e