CrowdHiLite: A Peer Review Service to Support Serious Reading on the Screen.

Jiang, N. and Dogan, H., 2014. CrowdHiLite: A Peer Review Service to Support Serious Reading on the Screen. In: 28th BCS HCI Conference, 9--12 September 2014, Southport, England.

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The advent of smart devices and consumerisation of IT has produced a significant and permanent shift away from print-based reading to digital reading. This, in turn, has changed people’s reading behaviours and suggests that adapted mechanisms should be considered to support digital reading. It is particularly important for novice readers who need to read in-depth scientific literature in their chosen field. In this paper, we propose CrowdHiLite, a novel service architecture that allows expert readers to provide suggestion on individual readers’ highlights to support their reading on the screen through the use of crowdsourcing technique. A demonstration was also provided to show how it would work in real world. A preliminary experiment comparing novice readers’ reading performance with expert rated highlights and normal highlights on the same document found improved reading efficiency and comprehension with the former.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Crowdsourcing; Community sourcing; Collaborative reading; Reading speed; Reading Comprehension
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:21773
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Deposited On:23 Mar 2015 16:00
Last Modified:23 Mar 2015 16:00

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