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I need your opinions... FOR SCIENCE [I have enough responses now, thanks!]
This is for a project my friend and I are working on in grad school, comparing two different algorithms for summarizing documents. We're trying to find out which kind of algorithm will help us make better systems, so maybe one day in the future if you don't want to read something, you can just have one of our programs do all the work for you. You can also get entered to win a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate.
Here is the link: [study over, sorry!]
Like I wrote on the first page of the survey, you can definitely skip some of the summary pairs if you feel like doing so. The entire survey takes at least an hour to do, but each set of summary evaluations only takes about five minutes and even if you just do one or two it would be a big help.
Also I'd appreciate any ideas on how to better ask people how to compare these types of things, like are there better questions we should be asking, or how to display the summaries so that it's easier to read and compare them quickly. My sense of design is absolutely terrible, so I'm always interested in hearing from other people how to make things easier to use and look at.