Modeling End-Users as Contributors in Human Computation Applications

  • Roula Karam
  • Piero Fraternali
  • Alessandro Bozzon
  • Luca Galli
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33609-6_3

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7602)
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Karam R., Fraternali P., Bozzon A., Galli L. (2012) Modeling End-Users as Contributors in Human Computation Applications. In: Abelló A., Bellatreche L., Benatallah B. (eds) Model and Data Engineering. MEDI 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7602. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

User models have been defined since the ’80s, mainly for the purpose of building context-based, user-adaptive applications. However, the advent of social networked media, serious games, and crowdsourcing platforms calls for a more pervasive notion of user model, capable of representing the multiple facets of a social user, including his social ties, capabilities, activity history, and topical affinities. In this paper, we overview several user models proposed recently to address the platform-independent representation of users embedded in a social context, and discuss the features of the CUbRIK user model, which is designed to support multi-platform human computation applications where users are called as collaborators in the resolution of complex tasks found in the multimedia information retrieval field.

Keywords

Human Computation Multimedia User Modeling Social Networks 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roula Karam
    • 1
  • Piero Fraternali
    • 1
  • Alessandro Bozzon
    • 1
  • Luca Galli
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica e InformazionePolitecnico di MilanoItaly

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