Crowdsourcing for Language Resource Development: Criticisms About Amazon Mechanical Turk Overpowering Use

  title={Crowdsourcing for Language Resource Development: Criticisms About Amazon Mechanical Turk Overpowering Use},
  author={Kar{\"e}n Fort and Gilles Adda and Beno{\^i}t Sagot and J. Mariani and Alain Couillault},
This article is a position paper about Amazon Mechanical Turk, the use of which has been steadily growing in language processing in the past few years. According to the mainstream opinion expressed in articles of the domain, this type of on-line working platforms allows to develop quickly all sorts of quality language resources, at a very low price, by people doing that as a hobby. We shall demonstrate here that the situation is far from being that ideal. Our goal here is manifold: 1- to inform… 
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