[Corpora-List] Using MTurk for markup tasks (was Cost of part of speech tagging)

Alexandre Rafalovitch arafalov at gmail.com
Tue Dec 26 17:41:00 CET 2006

An interesting approach would be to use Amazon Mechanical Turk for
this kinds of tasks. ( http://www.mturk.com/ ). At the moment, it is
mostly used for basic cognitive tasks, but I believe it allows to
filter the participants.

That way one could harness the research assistants or even students
all over the world doing the mark-up in their lesure time.

At the moment, I don't think an interface exists that will allow to
use MTurk for this goal, but that could really become a great project
for someone and possibly even a stream of papers.

Has anybody else given a thought to this?


On 12/23/06, Marc Carmen <marc.carmen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all! Does anyone have any thoughts on what the cost of annotating a

> corpus with part of speech tags is? For example, would you pay someone per

> word or per sentence and how much? Any other thoughts or information on

> corpus preparation and financial cost would be very helpful. Thanks for

> advance for any thoughts.

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