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What is Amazon Mechanical Turk?

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

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a tool in the Crowdsourced Labor category of a tech stack.

Who Uses Amazon Mechanical Turk?

5 companies use Amazon Mechanical Turk including LinkedIn, Flipboard, and HigherMe.

Why people like Amazon Mechanical Turk

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Amazon Mechanical Turk.

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Amazon Mechanical Turk's Features

  • Tag objects found in an image for easier searching / advertising targeting
  • Select from a set of images the best picture to represent a product
  • Audit user-uploaded images for inappropriate content
  • Classify objects found in satellite imagery
  • De-duplication of yellow pages directory listings
  • Identification of duplicate products in an online product catalog
  • Verify restaurant details such as phone number or hours of operation
  • Allowing people to ask questions from a computer or mobile device about any topic and have workers return results to those questions
  • Filling out survey data on a variety of topics
  • Writing reviews, descriptions and blog entries for websites
  • Finding specific fields or data elements in large legal and government documents
  • Podcast editing and transcription
  • Human powered translation services
  • Rating the accuracy of results for a search engine

Amazon Mechanical Turk's alternative

  • CrowdFlower - Instantly hire millions of people to collect, filter, and enhance your data.

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