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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paulsteele

Extra voting power to language masters in translation?

Hi,

Just wondering whether there is a system wherein people who are proven to be very good or masters at a language have more weight behind their votes than people who are beginners?

If 100 newbs vote on a translation but only five masters or native speakers, how good will the quality be?

June 28, 2012

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarionHorr

Another possibility would be to base it on how well the person's own translations have scored. It would be pretty random until a reasonable body of data has built up (just as the designated "best translation" is at the moment), but should gradually settle into something reasonably accurate.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Almonaster

As far as I know, Duolingo does not do this. It is a suggestion which has been made in several other answers.

One key difficulty is in identifying (by computer) who the better translators are. Do you have any ideas on that?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paulsteele

Well I guess one way to start would be just to use some algorithm based on people's own Duolingo exp points. It's not much but seems like an obvious first step. Fo

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