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Puppy smoothies: improving the reliability of open, collaborative wikis
Abstract The 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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Conclusion I 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.
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Puppy%2Bsmoothies%3A%2Bimproving%2Bthe%2Breliability%2Bof%2Bopen%2C%2Bcollaborative%2Bwikis%22  +
Has author Tom Cross +
Has domain Computer science +
Has topic Computational estimation of trustworthiness +
Issue 9  +
Month September  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in First Monday +
Research design Other  +
Research questions The 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.
Revid 10,912  +
Theories This proposal relies on the philosophy that bad information is less likely to survive a collaborative editing process over large numbers of edits.
Theory type Design and action  +
Title Puppy smoothies: improving the reliability of open, collaborative wikis
Unit of analysis Article  +
Url http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1400/1318  +
Volume 11  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Dump  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  +
Year 2006  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:29:59  +
Categories Computational estimation of trustworthiness  + , Computer science  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:30:28  +
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