DOLLAR DATA PROJECT
by: Dan Rockwell - email@example.com
last updated: 7/10/2008
WHAT IS THE 5 DOLLAR DATA PROJECT?
How much data can ya get for 5 bucks using
amazon’s mechanical turk service?
what the hell is that?
A web service that allows you to assign
human interface tasks, or HITS to real people
who will then complete these task for real
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?
Stay at home moms, people working on lunch
breaks, average joe’s, you really don’t know.
why do they do this?
It’s money. Most of the tasks on mechanical turk
are basic things like:
- look at an image and give keywords to help train
a computer how to look at images for search
- ﬁnd search results on the web, give a human
perspective to teach a computer