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Crowdsourcing Research Opportunities: Lessons from Natural Language Processing

Sabou, Marta and Bontcheva, Kalina and Scharl, Arno (2012) Crowdsourcing Research Opportunities: Lessons from Natural Language Processing. In: 12th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies, Special Track Research 2.0 (#STR20) , 5-7 September, Graz, Austria. (In Press)

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Although the field has led to promising early results, the use of crowdsourcing as an integral part of science projects is still regarded with skepticism by some, largely due to a lack of awareness of the opportunities and implications of utilizing these new techniques. We address this lack of awareness, firstly by highlighting the positive impacts that crowdsourcing has had on Natural Language Processing research. Secondly, we discuss the challenges of more complex methodologies, quality control, and the necessity to deal with ethical issues. We conclude with future trends and opportunities of crowdsourcing for science, including its potential for disseminating results, making science more accessible, and enriching educational programs.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Crowdsourcing, Games with a Purpose, Resource Acquisition, Natural Language Processing
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
ID Code:51
Deposited On:29 Aug 2012 06:49
Last Modified:24 Nov 2012 10:28

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