CrowdTargeting: Making Crowds More Personal



Crowdsourcing is a bubbling research topic that has the potential to be applied in numerous online and social scenarios. Is consists on obtaining services or information by soliciting contributions from a large group of people. However, the question of defining the appropriate scope of a crowd to tackle each scenario is still open. In this work we compare two approaches to define the scope of a crowd in a classification problem, casted as a recommendation system. We propose a similarity measure to determine the closeness of a specific user to each crowd contributor and hence to define the appropriate crowd scope. We compare different levels of customization using crowd-based information, allowing non-experts classification by crowds to be tuned to substitute the user profile definition. Results on a real recommendation data set show the potential of making crowds more personal, i.e. of tuning the crowdsource to the crowdtarget.


Crowdsourcing, Recommendation Systems, Customization, Text Classification

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iCIS - Intelligent Computing in the Internet of Services


Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP), 2013 8th International Workshop on 2013


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