AAAI Publications, Second AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing

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Crowd-Workers: Aggregating Information Across Turkers to Help Them Find Higher Paying Work
Chris Callison-Burch

Last modified: 2014-09-05

Abstract


The Mechanical Turk crowdsourcing platform currently fails to provide the most basic piece of information to enable workers to make informed decisions about which tasks to undertake: what is the expected hourly pay?  Mechanical Turk advertises a reward amount per assignment, but does not give any indication of how long each assignment will take.  We have developed a browser plugin that tracks the length of time it takes to complete a task, and a web service that aggregates the information across many workers. Our web service, crowd-workers.com, allows workers to discovery higher paying work by sorting tasks by estimated hourly rate.

Keywords


crowdsourcing, fair pay, mechanical turk

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