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Amazon Mechanical Turk Launches New Web-Based Tools

Jul 30 2008, 3:43am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Amazon Mechanical Turk Launches New Web-Based Tools
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Amazon Web Services LLC ("AWS"), a subsidiary of Amazon.com Inc., today launched a new set of web-based tools for Amazon Mechanical Turk that make it easy for businesses to use Mechanical Turk to outsource work to an on-demand, scalable workforce via a simple graphical interface--in just a few minutes and without writing any code.
The new web-based interface guides business users through the process of designing Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs), publishing up to hundreds of thousands of HITs simultaneously, monitoring worker activity, and retrieving work results.
Previously, businesses without software development expertise or who didn't have software development resources to spare either needed to individually enter and retrieve each HIT (which was time-consuming) or could not leverage Mechanical Turk for the thousands of tasks they needed done. These new web-based tools are now available in addition to the existing set of APIs software developers have been using to integrate Mechanical Turk into their applications. Businesses can take advantage of these new tools by visiting site.

About Amazon Mechanical Turk
Amazon Mechanical Turk is a marketplace for work that requires human intelligence. The Mechanical Turk service gives businesses access to a diverse, on-demand, scalable workforce. Developers can access the Mechanical Turk web service to programmatically access this marketplace and leverage this service to build human intelligence directly into their applications.

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