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Characterising Crowd-based Organisations

The focus of this project is on “crowd-based organisations” which are rapidly assembled organisations composed of online crowd workers to achieve complex goals.Currently, organisations use crowdsourcing strategies such as microtasking to enable goals that are so simple and modular and can be pre-defined. For example, major companies such as IBM, HP, and Oracle, have invested in Open Source Software (OSS) platforms and this allows them to harness collective intelligence through what are essentially crowdsourced activities (OSS software contributions). However, understanding …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Information Systems

Detecting negative interactions in online setting

The purpose of this research is to provide a methodology to detect and mitigate destructive patterns that are generated in crowdsourcing systems and result in a negative consequence through contributors’ interactions.Vote manipulation is a form of co-destruction that can result from intentionally biasing a rating. In Wikipedia, co-destruction can happen for example as a result of blanking pages or inserting unrelated content to the page by a group of people.Our ultimate goal is to provide guidance when setting up crowdsourcing …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Information Systems

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