Filtering With the Crowd: CrowdScreen Revisited

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Filtering With the Crowd: CrowdScreen Revisited
Filtering a set of items, based on a set of properties that can be verified by humans, is a common application of CrowdSourcing. When the workers are error-prone, each item is presented to multiple users, to limit the probability of misclassification. Since the Crowd is a relatively expensive resource, minimizing the number of questions per item may naturally result in big savings. Several algorithms to address this minimization problem have been presented in the CrowdScreen framework by Parameswaran et al. However, those algorithms do not scale well and therefore cannot be used in scenarios where high accuracy is required in spite of high user error rates. The goal of this paper is thus to devise algorithms that can cope with such situations. To achieve this, we provide new theoretical insights to the problem, then use them to develop a new efficient algorithm. We also propose novel optimizations for the algorithms of CrowdScreen that improve their scalability. We complement our th...
Benoît Groz, Ezra Levin, Isaac Meilijson, To
Added 04 Apr 2016
Updated 04 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where ICDT
Authors Benoît Groz, Ezra Levin, Isaac Meilijson, Tova Milo
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