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Amazon Mechanical Turk
Getting Started Guide (API Version 2017-01-17)

Creating a HIT

In the previous section you set up your AWS account and installed the programming tools you need to use Amazon Mechanical Turk. The following topics describe how to write, test, publish, and manage a Human Intelligence Task (HIT).

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Workflow

The following procedure gives you an overview of creating, testing, publishing, and managing a HIT.

Workflow for Requesters

1

Write your HIT.

Write the question or task for Workers to answer or perform.

2

Test your HIT.

Publish your HIT on the Amazon Mechanical Turk Developer Sandbox. The Amazon Mechanical Turk Developer Sandbox is a simulated environment that allows you to view your HIT as it would appear to Workers.

For more information about the Amazon Mechanical Turk Developer Sandbox and how to use it, go to the Amazon Mechanical Turk Developer Sandbox.

3

Publish your HIT on the Amazon Mechanical Turk production system.

This step makes your HIT available to Workers.

4

Workers accept your HIT and complete the assignment.

You can view the status of your HITs. For more information, go to the Requester website.

5

Process the assignment results.

When a Worker completes an assignment, you can view the results, output the results to a file, and accept or reject the work. Accepting the work means that you agree to pay the Worker.

6

Manage your HIT.

You can extend the completion time for your HIT, expire the HIT early, add additional assignments, modify the HIT properties, or block Workers whose work does not meet your standards.

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