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Weld, Daniel S., Mausam, A and Dai, Peng (2011): Execution control for crowdsourcing. In: Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2011. pp. 57-58.

Crowdsourcing marketplaces enable a wide range of applications, but constructing any new application is challenging -- usually requiring a complex, self-managing workflow in order to guarantee quality results. We report on the CLOWDER project, which uses machine learning to continually refine models of worker performance and task difficulty. We present decision-theoretic optimization techniques that can select the best parameters for a range of workflows. Initial experiments show our optimized workflows are significantly more economical than with manually set parameters.

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There is an old English folk saying that goes, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." I have a different approach: Do something about the heat. The folk saying would have us accept the poor designs of the world. Why? After all, if people were responsible for the "heat" in the first place, then people should be able to do something about it. Is the kitchen too hot? Redesign it.

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User Experience and Experience Design !

 
 

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