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TagCurate: crowdsourcing the verification of biomedical annotations to mobile users

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TitleTagCurate: crowdsourcing the verification of biomedical annotations to mobile users
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
Refereed DesignationRefereed
AuthorsSateli, B., S. Luong, and R. Witte
Conference NameNETTAB 2013 workshop focused on Semantic, Social, and Mobile Applications for Bioinformatics and Biomedical Laboratories
Volume19 Suppl. B
Date Published10/2013
Conference LocationVenice Lido, Italy
Type of WorkConference Paper

We present TagCurate, a distributed system that allows for disseminating biomedical annotations to users on Android-enabled devices for further verification. A web-based interface provides Task Managers with the ability to supervise the crowdsourcing process, as well as viewing the results gathered from the TagCurate Android app installed on the crowd's devices. We believe that the results of this research is beneficial to both curators and the NLP development communities. The efforts of expert curators will be efficiently allocated to resolving controversial annotations, while NLP pipeline developers can further train their algorithms from gold standard corpora solicited from a large group of contributors.


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