batch

n. A group of mTurk HITs containing a single instruction set but varying content extracted from a CSV file. More sought-after by Workers than single or survey HITs, due to its grindable property. A: Excuse me good sirs and madams, I would like to obtain the information as to where those HITs that are large in number are located. B: You asking where dem batchez at? Just say so next time, geez…

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Prize, The

n. Synonym for the Masters Worker Qualification on MTurk. EZPZ verifications, or mind-numbing categorization…the money or The Prize…hmmmmm……

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MTurk

n. Amazon Mechanical Turk, a digital marketplace for crowdsourced labor. Initially launched in-house to categorize product pages, a task that required human intelligence on a massive scale. Synonym: AMT

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HIT

n. Human Intelligence Task, a job posted to Mechanical Turk, Amazon’s marketplace for digital labor. Requesters are charged a HIT reward amount plus commission, based on qualifications used. Workers receive the HIT reward for completing work.

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AWS

n. Amazon Web Services, a set of web services, encompassing MTurk, that form a cloud computing platform. Widely regarded as cost-effective and hassle-free (with the exception of MTurk).

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