遊戲”穿越沙漠”(Through The Desert, Durch die Wüste)可以被視作是我人生哲學的表現。如果”生命就是一場遊戲” 的話，我會說這真是太多事要做，但回合總是不夠。我認為在生命有很多重要的事情要做，但真正令人興奮的是，你雖然不能全部都做，但你有很多選擇，可以讓你去你下一步想要做的是什麼。也就是說對一件事說”要”就代表跟另一件事說”不”。我認為這就是”穿越沙漠”(Through The Desert)的真正本質。在那裡，你知道你想做很多事情，但你不能所有都做，而你必須做出取捨。我覺得它很好玩，因為雖然我有選擇，但我也要看別人怎麼做，這對我來說，就是我想要的充滿玩家間互動的遊戲。摘自http://goo.gl/Ol5tX
Mr.Zhou finally turns into Dr.Zhou (hooray!). For those curious minds, a draft of the dissertation can be found at PhD Dissertation. The official copy, like all other dissertation work, is archived with the Library of Congress.
I use Qualtrics to do advanced surveys that requires "drag and drop", "flow logic", etc. And then I use Amazon Mechanical Turk to recruit subjects for really cheap (I usually do $0.15/subject). This post is about how to make the two services work together.
It seems that all other existing approaches require subjects to copy a "confirmation code" here and there. But what I'll show you here is a very smooth process: Mturk workers would see the survey inside of Mturk, they work on it, submit, and get paid (see below):
I've been working on RecommenderAPI, a general purpose recommendation engine for Drupal, for a few years now. In the meantime, I'm doing my graduate work in recommender system, social computing, and machine learning. In this article, I'd like to discuss what to look forward to in the next major release of RecommenderAPI.