Posted by zerdafennecus:
HIT = the job or task (Human Intelligence Task)
Requester = the person posting the job that needs done
dashboard = you basic statistics of how many hits and rejects you have
Posted by awarulz:
HIT - Human Intelligence Task - the job
Dashboard - it's where you see how you're doing, what your percentages are
Requester - the people who create HITs and pay us
Amazon Payments - where your money goes (if you're in the US) and you can then move it
Rejection - the requester does not accept your work and refuses to pay you
Pending - HITs done, but not accepted or rejected yet
Return - you accepted the work and later decided to not do it
Abandoned - the timer on the HIT expired before you completed it or returned it
Submitted - completed HITs
CAPTCHA - stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. and is the word you sometimes have to put in before you do your HIT
Amazon - The company behind all this
Mechanical Turk - it was a fake arcade machine back in the day with a midget inside that simulated artificial intelligence
Qualification - some HITs require some sort of test or other info to do, or level of quality
Posted by whoever:
Accepted - you get to work on the HIT
Approved - you will get paid for a HIT (or may have been paid). Some screens show paid as part of Approved and some show it separately from Approved.
Posted by bri guy:
also, the Amazon Payments is often referred to as just "payments" for short. so that's what that means.
Worker - the person doing the HIT. also known as, you
Bonus - any additional money you are offered / paid in addition to the standard or base pay for completing a task. really only viewable in Payments system.
Posted by maryg:
All Hits - total number of hits available on Mturk
Hits Available to You (HAY) - hits that you are qualified to work on (that's the link that I click on.)
Rate - this lists the % of hits accepted, rejected and pending. It's important when first starting out to pay attention to this number. Almost all of the hits that I do require that you have a 95% or better approval rating.
Qualifications - Some hits require that you request a qualification - this varies from simply asking for a qualification to taking a to determine if you're eligible to perform certain hits. When I first started this, I requested a number of qualifications and it greatly increased the number of hits I could do.
And I'd add to abandon - if you can't do a hit, then return it. That doesn't affect your standing. I' gather you should try not to abandon too many hits (though I admit sometimes that's impossible as the requester didn't give enough time.)
Posted by crabfoot:
Well, maryg, if you never click on "All HITs" you are not going to find HITs that could be useful to you IF you take the qualification test.
Expand your horizon - oh, you did that a while back with qualification requests, and now you don't bother.
The most important point for new Turkers is that your HIT acceptance/rejection percentage, and the total number of accepted HITs, form part of your Qualification Set. When you are a newbie, they do not show in your Qualifications view, but later in your Turking career they come up when you click on "qualifications", just like the things you have to request, or take a test for.
Posted by clark:
I'm not sure if PPT is an acronym. It is a semi-automated score Casting Words assigns to transcribers. There is more about it on the CW website.