Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2013

Publication Title

Handbook of Human Computation

Abstract

Many interesting and successful human computation systems leverage the complementary computational strengths of both humans and machines to solve these problems. In this chapter, we examine Human Computation as a type of Human-Computer Collaboration—collaboration involving at least one human and at least one computational agent. We discuss recent advances in the open area of function allocation, and explore how to balance the contributions of humans and machines in computational systems. We then explore how human-computer collaborative strategies can be used to solve problems that are difficult or computationally infeasible for computers or humans alone.

First Page

615

Last Page

623

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4614-8806-4_48

Rights

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

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