InstructableCrowd: Creating IF-then rules via conversations with the crowd

Ting Hao Huang, Amos Azaria, Jeffrey P. Bigham

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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce InstructableCrowd, a system that allows end-users to instruct the crowd to create trigger-action ("if, then") rules based on their needs. We create a framework which enables users to converse with the crowd using their phone and describe a problem which they might have. We create an interface for a crowd worker to both chat with the user and compose a rule with an "IF" part connected to the user's phone sensors (e.g. incoming emails, GPS location, meeting calendar, weather information etc.), and a "THEN" part connected to user's phone effectors (e.g. sending an email, creating an alarm, posting a tweet, etc.). The system then sends the rules created by the crowd to the user's phone in order to help the user solve his problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2016
Subtitle of host publication#chi4good - Extended Abstracts, 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1555-1562
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340823
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 2016
Event34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2016 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 7 2016May 12 2016

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Volume07-12-May-2016

Other

Other34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period5/7/165/12/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Huang, T. H., Azaria, A., & Bigham, J. P. (2016). InstructableCrowd: Creating IF-then rules via conversations with the crowd. In CHI EA 2016: #chi4good - Extended Abstracts, 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1555-1562). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings; Vol. 07-12-May-2016). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2892502