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Friday, December 17, 2010

Mechanical Turk Challenged by Spam

We used Amazon's Mechanical Turk to successfuly solve several human intelligence tasks in the enterprise.  Unfortunately it is now reported that a large percentage of tasks and responses there are Spam.   This erodes its credibiity for real human intelligence work.  It may ultimately be a human task to separate the spam generating requests from legitmate ones.

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