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5 Dollar Data Updated

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Research testing with Amazon's Mechanical Turk

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5 Dollar Data Updated

  1. 1. 5 DOLLAR DATA PROJECT by: Dan Rockwell - dan@lextant.com last updated: 7/10/2008
  2. 2. 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 money.
  3. 3. 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 engines - find search results on the web, give a human perspective to teach a computer
  4. 4. How’s it Work?

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