Worker skill estimation in team-based tasks

Habibur Rahman, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Senjuti Basu Roy, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Gautam Das

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Abstract

Many emerging applications such as collaborative editing, multi-player games, or fan-subbing require to form a team of experts to accomplish a task together. Existing research has investigated how to assign workers to such team-based tasks to ensure the best outcome assuming the skills of individual workers to be known. In this work, we investigate how to estimate individual worker's skill based on the outcome of the team-based tasks they have undertaken. We consider two popular skill aggregation functions and estimate the skill of the workers, where skill is either a deterministic value or a probability distribution. We propose effcient solutions for worker skill estimation using continuous and discrete optimization techniques. We present comprehensive experiments and validate the scalability and effectiveness of our proposed solutions using multiple real-world datasets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the VLDB Endowment
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1142-1153
Number of pages12
Edition11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event3rd Workshop on Spatio-Temporal Database Management, STDBM 2006, Co-located with the 32nd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 11 Sep 200611 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the VLDB Endowment
Number11
Volume8
ISSN (Electronic)2150-8097

Other

Other3rd Workshop on Spatio-Temporal Database Management, STDBM 2006, Co-located with the 32nd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2006
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period11/9/0611/9/06

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  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science(all)

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Rahman, H., Thirumuruganathan, S., Roy, S. B., Amer-Yahia, S., & Das, G. (2015). Worker skill estimation in team-based tasks. In Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (11 ed., pp. 1142-1153). (Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment; Vol. 8, No. 11). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.14778/2809974.2809977