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== Critical problems in the area ==
 
== Critical problems in the area ==
  
Workers demand the option to choose tasks based on their preferences. As an example, a worker from literature background, would like to work on audio/video transcription or maybe tasks that demand summarizing a material(paper/video) whereas someone with an inclination towards creativity would find 'image-tagging' pretty interesting. A single themed task-feed is pretty dull and less motivating. An ideal crowdsourcing platform tends to address different concerns of workers(make money, minimize rejection, maximize hourly wage, or just to have fun), and a monotonous task-feed is insufficient to cover all such edge-cases. Moreover, workers periodically change their priorities to choose HITs. There are times when they would prefer choosing high paying tasks(or tasks that maximize their hourly wage), but '''there are times when they prefer choosing tasks that don't need serious attentiveness'''. Some example of tasks that do/don't require intense focus are as follows:
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Workers demand the option to choose tasks based on their preferences. As an example, a worker from literature background, would like to work on audio/video transcription or maybe tasks that demand summarizing a material(paper/video) whereas someone with an inclination towards creativity would find 'image-tagging' pretty interesting. A single themed task-feed is pretty dull and less motivating. An ideal crowdsourcing platform tends to address different concerns of workers(make money, minimize rejection, maximize hourly wage, or just to have fun), and a monotonous task-feed is insufficient to cover all such edge-cases. Moreover, workers periodically change their priorities to choose HITs. There are times when they would prefer choosing high paying tasks(or tasks that maximize their hourly wage), '''but there are times when they prefer choosing tasks that don't need serious attentiveness'''. Some example of tasks that do/don't require intense focus are as follows:
  
''' time-intensive tasks'''
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''' Time-intensive tasks'''
  
 
* audio/video transcription, where one need to listen/watch the whole N minutes(sometimes hours) audio/video.
 
* audio/video transcription, where one need to listen/watch the whole N minutes(sometimes hours) audio/video.
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* Tasks that require one to open a link(of-course in a new browser tab), do 'X' task and verify if 'Y' works properly or not.
 
* Tasks that require one to open a link(of-course in a new browser tab), do 'X' task and verify if 'Y' works properly or not.
  
'''not-so time-intensive tasks'''
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'''Not-so time-intensive tasks'''
  
 
* Image tagging*
 
* Image tagging*
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* Classification tasks to choose the odd one out, or identify 'X'*
 
* Classification tasks to choose the odd one out, or identify 'X'*
 
(provided it doesn't require additional work and text is provided inline)
 
(provided it doesn't require additional work and text is provided inline)
 
  
  
 
=== Suggestive improvement ===
 
=== Suggestive improvement ===
  
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* Allow requesters to 'tag' their tasks while authoring, so worker can categorize their task-feed based on task-type.
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This should be implemented keeping the boomerang model in mind. So that, if I filter the task-feed by 'image-tagging' HITs, I should see the HITs with specific tag AND the list should follow the 'favorite-first' ordering i.e. in decreasing order of rating I provided to requesters.
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=== Inference ===
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We need to enable workers to filter their taskfeed allowing them to choose tasks that they can perform while doing secondary work and even on low-end devices(mobile phones/tablets).
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This would also allow them to choose tasks they're actually interested in. As a worker, I would be more interested to see tasks that matters to me and not just by specific requesters.
  
  

Revision as of 09:56, 14 February 2016

This page is intended to serve for Winter Milestone 5 submission by user @nalinc[1].

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Team

Name: nalinc, Type: individual

Abstract

One of the most challenging problem in today's crowdsourcing marketplace is to let workers reach the right requesters and vice versa. However the prime motive should be not just to connect the right worker-requester pair, but also to enable workers access right set of tasks that fit their skills or domain of expertise. The premise behind this statement is: Sometimes workers want to work on tasks they are good at and not just earn money doing something they dont find interesting

Critical problems in the area

Workers demand the option to choose tasks based on their preferences. As an example, a worker from literature background, would like to work on audio/video transcription or maybe tasks that demand summarizing a material(paper/video) whereas someone with an inclination towards creativity would find 'image-tagging' pretty interesting. A single themed task-feed is pretty dull and less motivating. An ideal crowdsourcing platform tends to address different concerns of workers(make money, minimize rejection, maximize hourly wage, or just to have fun), and a monotonous task-feed is insufficient to cover all such edge-cases. Moreover, workers periodically change their priorities to choose HITs. There are times when they would prefer choosing high paying tasks(or tasks that maximize their hourly wage), but there are times when they prefer choosing tasks that don't need serious attentiveness. Some example of tasks that do/don't require intense focus are as follows:

Time-intensive tasks

  • audio/video transcription, where one need to listen/watch the whole N minutes(sometimes hours) audio/video.
  • Summarizing a video or research paper or article ?
  • Tasks that require one to open a link(of-course in a new browser tab), do 'X' task and verify if 'Y' works properly or not.

Not-so time-intensive tasks

  • Image tagging*
  • Sentiment analysis*
  • Classification tasks to choose the odd one out, or identify 'X'*

(provided it doesn't require additional work and text is provided inline)


Suggestive improvement

  • Allow requesters to 'tag' their tasks while authoring, so worker can categorize their task-feed based on task-type.

This should be implemented keeping the boomerang model in mind. So that, if I filter the task-feed by 'image-tagging' HITs, I should see the HITs with specific tag AND the list should follow the 'favorite-first' ordering i.e. in decreasing order of rating I provided to requesters.


Inference

We need to enable workers to filter their taskfeed allowing them to choose tasks that they can perform while doing secondary work and even on low-end devices(mobile phones/tablets). This would also allow them to choose tasks they're actually interested in. As a worker, I would be more interested to see tasks that matters to me and not just by specific requesters.


Milestone Contributors

Author: Nalin Chhibber @nalinc