A survey of human computation systems

Man Ching Yuen, Ling-Jyh Chen, Irwin King

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Abstract

Human computation is a technique that makes use of human abilities for computation to solve problems. The human computation problems are the problems those computers are not good at solving but are trivial for humans. In this paper, we give a survey of various human computation systems which are categorized into initiatory human computation, distributed human computation and social game-based human computation with volunteers, paid engineers and online players. For the existing large number of social games, some previous works defined various types of social games, but the recent developed social games cannot be categorized based on the previous works. In this paper, we define the categories and the characteristics of social games which are suitable for all existing ones. Besides, we present a survey on the performance aspects of human computation system. This paper gives a better understanding on human computation system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009
Pages723-728
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 4
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 2009 Aug 292009 Aug 31

Publication series

NameProceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2009
Volume4

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period09/8/2909/8/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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