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Author Panovich, Katrina ♦ Bernstein, Michael S. ♦ Miller, Robert C. ♦ Little, Greg ♦ Hartmann, Björn ♦ Karger, David R. ♦ Ackerman, Mark S. ♦ Crowell, David
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract This paper introduces architectural and interaction patterns for integrating crowdsourced human contributions directly into user interfaces. We focus on writing and editing, complex endeavors that span many levels of conceptual and pragmatic activity. Authoring tools offer help with pragmatics, but for higher-level help, writers commonly turn to other people. We thus present Soylent, a word processing interface that enables writers to call on Mechanical Turk workers to shorten, proofread, and otherwise edit parts of their documents on demand. To improve worker quality, we introduce the Find-Fix-Verify crowd programming pattern, which splits tasks into a series of generation and review stages. Evaluation studies demonstrate the feasibility of crowdsourced editing and investigate questions of reliability, cost, wait time, and work time for edits.
Description Affiliation: MIT CSAIL, Cambridge, MA (Miller, Robert C.; Karger, David R.) || University of California, Berkeley, CA (Hartmann, Björn) || University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Ackerman, Mark S.) || Stanford University, Stanford, CA (Bernstein, Michael S.) || Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA (Panovich, Katrina)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 58
Issue Number 8
Page Count 10
Starting Page 85
Ending Page 94


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Source: ACM Digital Library