Crowdsourcing is the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, to a large group of people or community (a crowd), through an open call [Reference].
To develop and maintain a reusable software application that can be used for crowdsourcing. The software will be compromized of several key sub systems:
- Importing Data - The system will not support importing data. It will proovide a welld defined API for writing plugins that retrieve data from a 3rd party source such as Solr/Lucene, Google, Bing, Sphinx, etc..
- Exporting Data - Several formats should be availalbe such as TREC, CSV and XML. The possibe data sets to export should be judged, not judged and all.
- User Interfaces
- User can enter queries and then judge the results (as deep as they want, but at a minimum top 10). All aspects of what they do is captured (the query, the results, the judgments)
- User can give a whole set of queries (i.e. the TREC ones) and provide judgments. Capture info as always
High Level Description
The functional requirements for crowd sourcing outline what technical hurdles that must be achieved in order for the crowd sourcing application to be effective as a tool for ORP.
Importing data will allow new material such as corpora and the associated annotation sets to be used on the corpora. Possible types of corpora can be text, image, or video based.
The following section describe the type of default formats for importing data into the OPV. Click here