Data management efforts such as MDM are a popular approach for high quality enterprise data. However, MDM can be heavily centralized and labour intensive, where the cost and effort can become prohibitively high. The concentration of data management and stewardship onto a few highly skilled individuals, like developers and data experts, can be a significant bottleneck. This talk explores how to effectively involving a wider community of users within collaborative data management activities. The bottom-up approach of involving crowds in the creation and management of data has been demonstrated by projects like Freebase, Wikipedia, and DBpedia. The talk is discusses how collaborative data management can be applied within an enterprise context using platforms such as Amazon Mechanical Turk, Mobile Works, and internal enterprise human computation platforms.
Topics covered include:
- Introduction to Crowdsourcing and Human Computation for Data Management
- Crowds vs. Communities, When to use them and why
- Push vs. Pull methods of crowdsourcing data management
- Setting up and running a collaborative data management process
- Modelling the expertise of communities