Crowd Sourcing

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:

High Level Description

Functional Requirements

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

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.

Exporting Data


Judging Modules

At this time the Judging module is required to present the following judment options:

This set of choices is available for each result returned from a query.

Data Archive

The data archive should contain the following information:

Data Visualization

Nothing planned at this time.

Server System Requirements

The software should be run on most operating systems.

Client System Requirements

The software should run inside an end user's web browser. Later versions of the software should support an API for submitting queries, downloading results, submitting judgements and exporting past query/result/judgement sets.

Non-Functional Requirements

Related Materials

TREC Format