Amazon Mechanical Turk
Getting Started Guide (API Version 2014-08-15)
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This is the Amazon Mechanical Turk Getting Started Guide. This guide provides a conceptual overview of Amazon Mechanical Turk for developers who want to write scripts or software applications using the Amazon Mechanical Turk SDKs. The major sections of this guide are described in the following table. For information on using a graphical user interface to access Amazon Mechanical Turk functionality, go to the Amazon Mechanical Turk Requester User Interface Guide.

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a web service that provides an on-demand, scalable, human workforce to complete jobs that humans can do better than computers, such as recognizing objects in photographs. For more information about this product, go to Amazon Mechanical Turk.

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Get a general product overview of Mechanical Turk

Introduction to Amazon Mechanical Turk

Set up the accounts and tools needed to use Mechanical Turk

Setting Up Accounts and Tools

Use the Mechanical Turk SDKs to write and publish a Human Intelligence Task (HIT)

Creating a HIT

Learn more about implementing Mechanical Turk

Implementing Amazon Mechanical Turk

Find answers to common questions about Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk Technical FAQ

Learn more about programmatically interacting with Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk Developer Guide

Find detailed information about Mechanical Turk operations

Amazon Mechanical Turk API Reference

Find information about the latest release of Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk Release Notes