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The Application of Crowdsourcing and Games to Information Retrieval

  title={The Application of Crowdsourcing and Games to Information Retrieval},
  author={Christopher G. Harris},
  journal={Bull. IEEE Tech. Comm. Digit. Libr.},
Crowdsourcing and games with a purpose (GWAP) have each received considerable attention in recent years. Th ese two human computation mechanisms aid humans in solving tasks that either cannot be solved or are difficult to solve using ma chines. Despite this increased attention, much of this transformati on has been limited to a few areas of information retrieval (IR ). In this paper, we examine these two mechanisms’ applicability to I R. Using a traditional, or “core” IR model, we break the… 

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