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What is the "Find-Fix-Verify" pattern, as related to the process of doing editing/spellchecking/debugging, etc.?

Where is this pattern best described?

What are some advantages and disadvantages of this pattern?

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It seems to be a workflow pattern for crowdsourcing, first described in this paper and used with some success by Zappos to improve the spelling and grammar of product reviews on their site.

I guess the "pattern" is a simple division of labor:

  • Have some people identify problems
  • Have other people fix the problems identified by the first group
  • Have a third group check that the fixes were done correctly

Makes sense (the find/fix division probably improves overall speed, and the verify step is always needed for crowdsourcing), but not really all that impressive an idea...

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