Soylent : A Word Processor with a Crowd Inside Citation

  title={Soylent : A Word Processor with a Crowd Inside Citation},
  author={Michael S. Bernstein and Greg Little and Robert C. Miller and Bj{\"o}rn Hartmann and Mark S. Ackerman and David R. Karger and David Crowell and Katrina Panovich},
This paper introduces architectural and interaction patterns for integrating crowdsourced human contributions directly into user interfaces. We focus on writing and editing, complex endeavors that span many levels of conceptual and pragmatic activity. Authoring tools offer help with pragmatics, but for higher-level help, writers commonly turn to other people. We thus present Soylent, a word processing interface that enables writers to call on Mechanical Turk workers to shorten, proofread, and… CONTINUE READING