Crowdsourcing and corpus studies

23 May

One of the things you might want to use crowdsourcing for is to annotate or create corpora.

You can read about crowdsourcing techniques in linguistics in this paper:

Using crowdsourcing for linguistic research by Tyler Schnoebelen and Victor Kuperman

Or see a bunch of different linguistic research projects that used crowdsourcing (presented at the Linguistic Society of America’s annual conference):

LSA 2011 presentation

And you can read an analysis of using crowdsourcing to help assess damage from Hurricane Sandy here:

http://idibon.com/crowdsourced-hurricane-sandy-response/

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