Amazon Launch: Requesters now have more control over HIT visibility via the MTurk API


The Ghost of MTurk Past
Jan 10, 2016
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"One mechanism that Requesters use to find the best suited Workers to complete their tasks are Qualifications. Qualifications work by letting Requesters specify criteria that Workers must meet to be eligible to complete that Requesters task. For example, a Requester might use the built-in MTurk Locale Qualification to specify that they need Workers in the United States or Canada, and a System Qualification to indicate they prefer Workers who have completed and received approval on at least 50 MTurk Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs) already. You can learn more about MTurk Qualifications from this tutorial published last year.

Today, we’re pleased to introduce additional controls for Requesters using the MTurk Application Programming Interface (API). Now, Requesters can not only specify the requirements that Workers must meet to be eligible to complete the Requester’s tasks, but the visibility of these tasks.

This new capability gives Requesters more control over which Workers can discover, preview, and accept their HITs. It also improves the Worker experience, by reducing cases of Workers discovering HITs that they won’t or can’t qualify for."

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