How to use Amazon Mechanical Turk to perform tasks too complex to compute

Image: iStockphoto/cybrain Computing has come a long way in the last decade—optical character recognition (OCR) software is adept at reading printed text and voice recognition software can understand normal speech. But, there are still many tasks for which it is impractical to use computers, such as labeling objects in an image, separating safe for work images from indecent ones, or ensuring product catalogs do not contain duplicate entries. Microwork platforms like Amazon Mechanical Turk connect requesters with tasks that are easy for humans to do to workers who can perform them. What you can do with Mechanical Turk With Mechanical Turk, requesters can create Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs) for providers—that is, the people working to respond to your requests—to perform. These tasks can be practically anything that can be performed…


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