Generating Human-Computer Micro-task Workflows from Domain Ontologies

  • Nuno Luz
  • Nuno Silva
  • Paulo Novais
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8510)


With the growing popularity of micro-task crowdsourcing platforms, a renewed interest in the resolution of complex tasks that require the cooperation of human and machine participants has emerged. This interest has led to workflow approaches that present new challenges at different dimensions of the human-machine computation process, namely in micro-task specification and human-computer interaction due to the unstructured nature of micro-tasks in terms of domain representation. In this sense, a semi-automatic generation environment for human-computer micro-task workflows from domain ontologies is proposed. The structure and semantics of the domain ontology provides a common ground for understanding and enhances human-computer cooperation.


Human-Machine Computation Micro-Task Workflows Ontologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nuno Luz
    • 1
  • Nuno Silva
    • 1
  • Paulo Novais
    • 2
  1. 1.GECAD (Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Group)Polytechnic of PortoPortugal
  2. 2.CCTC (Computer Science and Technology Center)University of MinhoPortugal

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