AAAI Publications, Second AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing

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Tranzzl!n9o: A Human Computation Approach to English Translation of Internet Lingo
Ming-Tung Hong, Yung-Jen Hsu

Last modified: 2014-09-05


Lingo is an emerging language on the Internet. Providing a standardized definition remains difficult due to continuous changes made to its nature. We proposed Tranzzl!n9o, a crossword puzzle game for engaging crowds to translate Internet lingo. Players provide explanations for lingo in parallel and iteratively verify the explanations from other players. Crowd-sourced translations are very informative containing explanations as well as lingo usage.

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