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Puppy smoothies: improving the reliability of open, collaborative wikis
Authors: Tom Cross [edit item]
Citation: First Monday 11 (9): . 2006 September.
Publication type: Journal article
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Puppy smoothies: improving the reliability of open, collaborative wikis is a publication by Tom Cross.


[edit] Abstract

The reliability of information collected from at large Internet users by open collaborative wikis such as Wikipedia has been a subject of widespread debate. This paper provides a practical proposal for improving user confidence in wiki information by coloring the text of a wiki article based on the venerability of the text. This proposal relies on the philosophy that bad information is less likely to survive a collaborative editing process over large numbers of edits. Colorization would provide users with a clear visual cue as to the level of confidence that they can place in particular assertions made within a wiki article.

[edit] Research questions

"The reliability of information collected from at large Internet users by open collaborative wikis such as Wikipedia has been a subject of widespread debate. This paper provides a practical proposal for improving user confidence in wiki information by coloring the text of a wiki article based on the venerability of the text. This proposal relies on the philosophy that bad information is less likely to survive a collaborative editing process over large numbers of edits. Colorization would provide users with a clear visual cue as to the level of confidence that they can place in particular assertions made within a wiki article."

Research details

Topics: Computational estimation of trustworthiness [edit item]
Domains: Computer science [edit item]
Theory type: Design and action [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Case [edit item]
Theories: "This proposal relies on the philosophy that bad information is less likely to survive a collaborative editing process over large numbers of edits." [edit item]
Research design: Experiment [edit item]
Data source: [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Cross-sectional [edit item]
Unit of analysis: Article [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: Live Wikipedia [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: Article [edit item]
Wikipedia language: English [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"I have demonstrated that the utility of collaborative wikis can be improved through the application of some relatively simple techniques. My intent in writing this paper is to spur discussion about the viability of my proposal, and to encourage others to pick up these questions where I’ve left off."

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AbstractThe reliability of information collected fThe reliability of information collected from at large Internet users by open collaborative wikis such as Wikipedia has been a subject of widespread debate. This paper provides a practical proposal for improving user confidence in wiki information by coloring the text of a wiki article based on the venerability of the text. This proposal relies on the philosophy that bad information is less likely to survive a collaborative editing process over large numbers of edits. Colorization would provide users with a clear visual cue as to the level of confidence that they can place in particular assertions made within a wiki article.lar assertions made within a wiki article.
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ConclusionI have demonstrated that the utility of coI have demonstrated that the utility of collaborative wikis can be improved through the application of some relatively simple techniques. My intent in writing this paper is to spur discussion about the viability of my proposal, and to encourage others to pick up these questions where I’ve left off.ck up these questions where I’ve left off.
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Has authorTom Cross +
Has domainComputer science +
Has topicComputational estimation of trustworthiness +
Issue9 +
MonthSeptember +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeJournal article +
Published inFirst Monday +
Research designExperiment +
Research questionsThe reliability of information collected fThe reliability of information collected from at large Internet users by open collaborative wikis such as Wikipedia has been a subject of widespread debate. This paper provides a practical proposal for improving user confidence in wiki information by coloring the text of a wiki article based on the venerability of the text. This proposal relies on the philosophy that bad information is less likely to survive a collaborative editing process over large numbers of edits. Colorization would provide users with a clear visual cue as to the level of confidence that they can place in particular assertions made within a wiki article.lar assertions made within a wiki article.
Revid10,012 +
TheoriesThis proposal relies on the philosophy that bad information is less likely to survive a collaborative editing process over large numbers of edits.
Theory typeDesign and action +
TitlePuppy smoothies: improving the reliability of open, collaborative wikis
Unit of analysisArticle +
Urlhttp://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1400/1318 +
Volume11 +
Wikipedia coverageCase +
Wikipedia data extractionLive Wikipedia +
Wikipedia languageEnglish +
Wikipedia page typeArticle +
Year2006 +