Crowdsourcing Language and Cognition Research

Linguists increasingly recognize the importance of backing up their intuitions and theories with empirical data in the form of native speaker judgments, acceptability ratings, and behavioral measures. While appropriate lab-based experiments entail significant cost, time and expertise, crowdsourcing technologies allow experiments or surveys to be designed and run over the internet quickly and cheaply. More than a million workers currently log in to services like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk to complete short tasks for pay-per-task compensation. These platforms were developed to allow companies to outsource work, but are now being used in research.

Workshop Summary
The 2011 workshop at the LSA Institute – presentations.
Workshop Summary
The 2011 workshop at the LSA Institute – workshop summary.
 

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