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Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:55:30 -0700
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I am pleased to announce a new title in Morgan & Claypool's series on
Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services:


The Practice of Crowdsourcing
Omar Alonso, Microsoft
Paperback ISBN: 9781681735238
eBook ISBN: 9781681735245

Hardcover ISBN: 9781681735252
May 2019, 149 pages



Many data-intensive applications that use machine learning or artificial
intelligence techniques depend on humans providing the initial dataset,
enabling algorithms to process the rest or for other humans to evaluate the
performance of such algorithms. Not only can labeled data for training and
evaluation be collected faster, cheaper, and easier than ever before, but we
now see the emergence of hybrid human-machine software that combines
computations performed by humans and machines in conjunction. There are,
however, real-world practical issues with the adoption of human computation
and crowdsourcing. Building systems and data processing pipelines that
require crowd computing remains difficult. In this book, we present
practical considerations for designing and implementing tasks that require
the use of humans and machines in combination with the goal of producing
high-quality labels.

Table of Contents: Preface / Acknowledgments / Introduction / Designing and
Developing Microtasks / Quality Assurance / Algorithms and Techniques for
Quality Control / The Human Side of Human Computation / Putting All Things
Together / Systems and Data Pipelines / Looking Ahead / Bibliography /
Author's Biography



Series: Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services

Editor: Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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