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Type Conference or Workshop Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Published in Proceedings Yes
Title CrowdLang - First steps towards programmable human computers for general computation
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  • Patrick Minder
  • Abraham Bernstein
Presentation Type paper
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Page Range 103 - 108
Event Title 3rd Human Computation Workshop (HCOMP 2011)
Event Type workshop
Event Location San Francisco, CA, USA
Event Start Date January 1 - 2011
Event End Date January 1 - 2011
Place of Publication San Francisco, CA, USA
Publisher AAAI Publications
Abstract Text Crowdsourcing markets such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk provide an enormous potential for accomplishing work by combining human and machine computation. Today crowdsourcing is mostly used for massive parallel information processing for a variety of tasks such as image labeling. However, as we move to more sophisticated problem-solving there is little knowledge about managing dependencies between steps and a lack of tools for doing so. As the contribution of this paper, we present a concept of an executable, model-based programming language and a general purpose framework for accomplishing more sophisticated problems. Our approach is inspired by coordination theory and an analysis of emergent collective intelligence. We illustrate the applicability of our proposed language by combining machine and human computation based on existing interaction patterns for several general computation problems.
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