[Corpora-List] Looking for a collaborator to help with Amazon Mechnical Turk...

Leon Derczynski leon at dcs.shef.ac.uk
Tue Aug 27 10:10:14 CEST 2013

See www.crowdflower.com - access to AMT and dozens more services, without the geo-restrictions you mention

On 27 August 2013 09:34, Kais Dukes <sckd at leeds.ac.uk> wrote:

> Dear Corpora List,
> As far as I understand, AMT is only available to US users, wheres I am an
> NLP researcher based in the UK. I am currently working on a small project
> to build an initial seed corpus of English robot commands. Annotators will
> be shown up to 1000 scenes consisting of paired before/after images of a
> robot arm in various positions with a board of blocks, and asked to
> annotate a natural language command that a robot might be expected to
> execute to rearrange the board from the first image to the second image.
> Once this data is collected, the corpus will be made freely available to
> researchers under the GNU public license. I am looking to collaborate with
> someone in the US who has access to AMT. I already have funds to pay for
> this task. I'm hoping to work with someone interested to design and
> implement the data collection task. As a second (future) step, a
> statistical model may be trained using the annotated corpus that we collect
> in order to see how hard it is to train the robot based on this data in
> order to execute spatial commands. So anyone with experience in this kind
> of work would be a bonus, but not essential.
> Anybody interested in collaborating? I already have the images and will
> happily contribute the funding to pay for AMT. I'm looking for someone with
> experience in AMT to make some significant contributions to helping me desk
> the AMT task. I don't think that this should be too time consuming given
> that we already have the images and that the task should be more or less
> clear to annotators.
> Looking forward to hearing back from you on this corpus construction idea!
> Kind Regards,
> -- Kais Dukes
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