Experiments with crowdsourced re-annotation of a POS tagging data set


Crowdsourcing lets us collect multiple annotations for an item from several annotators. Typically, these are annotations for non-sequential classification tasks. While there has been some work on crowdsourcing named entity annotations, researchers have largely assumed that syntactic tasks such as part-of-speech (POS) tagging cannot be crowdsourced. This paper shows that workers can actually annotate sequential data almost as well as experts. Further, we show that the models learned from crowdsourced annotations fare as well as the models learned from expert annotations in downstream tasks.

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@inproceedings{Hovy2014ExperimentsWC, title={Experiments with crowdsourced re-annotation of a POS tagging data set}, author={Dirk Hovy and Barbara Plank and Anders S\ogaard}, booktitle={ACL}, year={2014} }