Um Método para Determinar a Complexidade de Microtasks Executadas em Ambientes Crowdsourcing

William Simão de Deus, José Augusto Fabri, Alexandre L'Erario

Resumo


O desenvolvimento de software crowdsourcing (CS) emprega a terceirização das tarefas de design, desenvolvimento e teste, conhecidas como microtasks, para um grupo anônimo de participantes. O uso das microtaks em ambientes CS vem promovendo a diminuição de custos e redução de tempo de um projeto, o que remete sua importância. Apesar disso, a literatura ainda não concentra uma maneira eficaz sobre como determinar a sua dificuldade de execução. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho é apresentar um método capaz de avaliar a complexidade que uma microtask possui. Para isso foi gerado um método de determinação de complexidade baseado nas próprias características de uma microtask. Tal método foi avaliado via estudo de caso em uma plataforma de desenvolvimento de software CS. Os resultados mostraram que o método foi eficiente alcançando um índice próximo de 90% de assertividade em classificar microtasks como simples ou complexas na amostra analisada. Além disso, o método também evidenciou que as microtasks mais simples alcançaram maior índice de registro e submissão em relação as microtasks complexas.


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Microtasks; Complexidade; Desenvolvimento de Software Crowdsourcing; Complexidade de Software; Crowdsourcing

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