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System, method and service for distributed collaborative CAPTCHA substitutes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201094D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 25K

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Abstract

Disclosed are a system, method, and service to integrate a human tester in the Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA) determination process. The invention is actually a CAPTCHA substitute because it is no longer completely automated, incorporating a human element via a network into the process.

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System, method and service for distributed collaborative CAPTCHA substitutes

Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA) systems are a popular means to identify whether a human or an automated program is performing a task. They have removed much of the stress caused by fraudulent postings on eCommerce websites.

However, oftentimes these CAPTCHAs are next to impossible for a human to decipher. While the purpose of the CAPTCHA is to cause difficulty for computers to get through the test presented, they are in effect making it increasingly more painful for human individuals to perform the desired task, as they need to first decipher the CAPTCHA. This is a growing problem for elderly and disabled individuals. In order to solve this problem we are proposing a system, method, and service to integrate a human tester in the CAPTCHA determination process.

No relevant prior art for this invention has been identified. No current methods use a human to ask a specific question of interest as is presented in this disclosure.

The disclosed solution is a system, method, and service to integrate a human tester in the CAPTCHA determination process. The method includes:

• A technique for distributing the burden of CAPTCHAs to people in a network using real humans as testers

• Providing contextual information about the user or the information they are attempting to access in order to inspire questions

In a typical embodiment of the network technique, the system presents the user with test provided by a human tester. It could be something very simple, such as a pi...