Like Reading Books? Get Paid Doing It! Are these book paragraphs related?

Like Reading Books? Get Paid Doing It! Are these book paragraphs related?


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I am looking for someone who enjoys reading books and getting paid to do it :-)

I have a software tool that generates footnotes for books and I need someone to reject the bad recommendations. It's a 5 hour job and with option of expanding. You will be reading non-fiction books related to business, history, technology, classics, etc..

I have done the work myself and I was able to process the recommendations at 60-80/hour. If you're interested - a small 5 question interview is attached below as a file. You can message me back your answers directly.

The ideal person would be excellent at english, reading, understanding book concepts, and good judgement when something is related (or not!).

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For each book, a software tool has found a list of potential paragraph pairs - one from the original book and others from other books. I need someone to go through the list of generated pairs and reject the ones that are not relevant.

Specifically, each entry has two paragraphs from two different books.

You will have to mark "reject" where the two paragraphs are "unrelated". They are "unrelated" if they don't talk about the same events or concepts. In other words, reader of the first paragraph from the first book would not be interested in the second paragraph from the second book.

If they are related then you don't have to do anything.

Here are some examples of paragraphs from the book "Steve Jobs" with paragraphs linking to other books.
Here are two paragraphs that ARE related:

Paragraph #1
"After this team leaves the meeting room, one of the partners says something that is said after many interviews: “Fund for the pivot.” A “pivot” means a fundamental change in a startup’s strategic direction, when one core idea is replaced with another one. Startups pivot all the time and the word is now entrenched in the Valley lexicon of buzzwords. But another, newer term has caught the attention of Jessica Livingston. At one point, in a brief lull in between interviews, she calls out to Altman at the other end of the table, “Sam, you know what my biggest, overused, meaningless tech lingo is? ‘On-boarding.’”

Paragraph #2
"The kind of pivot we needed is called a customer segment pivot. In this pivot, the company realizes that the product it’s building solves a real problem for real customers but that they are not the customers it originally planned to serve. In other words, the product hypothesis is confirmed only partially. (This chapter described such a pivot in the Votizen story, above.)"

Here are two paragraphs that are NOT related. They are both about Super Bowl commercials, but one is about motivation and the other one is about one particular Super Bowl commercial.

Paragraph #1
"My team was responsible for taking a new food concept national, but we were really at the nuts-and-bolts stage. It was going to take a lot of work, and it was going to be a pretty long timeline. So in order to get people motivated and emotionally connected to the idea, I presented them with this vision of what success might look like: “Imagine that, in two years, you’re at a Super Bowl–watching party with your friends, and a commercial for our new food concept comes on. We’ve done such a good job of making this thing happen that it’s worthy of a Super Bowl commercial. How would it make you feel to turn to your friends and say, ‘I was part of that. I helped make that thing happen.’” They started picturing what the commercial could be like, who might be in it, what the hook would be."

Paragraph #2
"1984 commercial, the spot that turned the Super Bowl into a grand advertising event and is thought by many to be the greatest commercial ever made. I’d heard many stories from Hayden about working with Steve Jobs, and now I would be having those adventures firsthand. Assuming I survived the next hour."

Here is another pair of paragraphs that are NOT related - they don't talk about the same events.
Paragraph #1
"So far, twenty projects have been posted on Science Exchange’s Web site. Aside from the eight that have been completed, two other projects have attracted bids but the buyers have not accepted any. In one case, seven bids were submitted for one project, but the principal investigator had simply gone quiet."

Paragraph #2
"This bid then went to Meriwether, and that’s when it began to die. There is disagreement as to why. Buffett believes that the deal did not happen because Meriwether and the other LTCM principals simply did not want to accept his terms, which would have left LTCM’s principals with little money and no jobs. For their part, Meriwether and other LTCM partners told McDonough that the Buffett bid was structurally flawed and therefore not feasible."

Skills: english

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