Reengineering the Wikipedia for reputation

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Reengineering the Wikipedia for reputation
Authors: Thomas Rune Korsgaard, Christian D. Jensen [edit item]
Citation: Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science 244 : 81-94. 2009.
Publication type: Journal article
Peer-reviewed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1016/j.entcs.2009.07.040.
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Reengineering the Wikipedia for reputation is a publication by Thomas Rune Korsgaard, Christian D. Jensen.


[edit] Abstract

The Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia collaboratively edited by Internet users with a minimum of administration. Anybody can write an article for the Wikipedia and there is no verification of the author's expertise on the particular subject. This may lead to problems relating to the quality of articles, especially completeness and correctness of information, and inaccuracies in the Wikipedia have been rumoured to cause students to fail courses; innocent people have been associated with the killing of John F. Kennedy, etc. Providing a means to assess the correctness, completeness and impartiality of information in the Wikipedia is therefore vitally important for the users to build trust in the Wikipedia and ensure the continued success and growth of the system. Integrating a reputation system into the Wikipedia would help users assess the quality of articles and provide a powerful incentive for authors to improve the quality of their articles. There are currently more than 7.5 million articles in the Wikipedia, and more than a thousand new articles are added daily, so the investment in the existing system is significant. The introduction of a recommendation system should therefore not require any modifications to the existing Wikipedia software. In this paper we examine the problem of reengineering a large and popular system, in this case the Wikipedia, in order to include a reputation system. We propose a recommendation system, which allows Wikipedia users to calculate a personalised rating for any article based on feedback (recommendations) provided by other Wikipedia users. The recommendation system developed for the Wikipedia is based on a general architecture, which we believe applies to many existing applications for online collaboration. The proposed recommendation system is implemented in a proxy placed between the user's web-browser and the Wikipedia server, e.g., on the user's own machine, so there is no need to modify Wikipedia servers or software. A simple prototype of the proposed recommendation system is presented in this paper along with a preliminary evaluation of the prototype.

[edit] Research questions

"In this paper we examine the problem of reengineering a large and popular system, in this case the Wikipedia, in order to include a reputation system. We propose a recommendation system, which allows Wikipedia users to calculate a personalised rating for any article based on feedback (recommendations) provided by other Wikipedia users."

Research details

Topics: Reputation systems [edit item]
Domains: Computer science, Information science [edit item]
Theory type: Design and action [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: "Undetermined" [edit item]
Research design: Design science, Statistical analysis [edit item]
Data source: Wikipedia pages [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Longitudinal [edit item]
Unit of analysis: Edit, User [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: Dump [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: History [edit item]
Wikipedia language: N/A [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"The recommendation system developed for the Wikipedia is based on a general architecture, which we believe applies to many existing applications for online collaboration. The proposed recommendation system is implemented in a proxy placed between the user's web-browser and the Wikipedia server, e.g., on the user's own machine, so there is no need to modify Wikipedia servers or software. A simple prototype of the proposed recommendation system is presented in this paper along with a preliminary evaluation of the prototype."

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AbstractThe Wikipedia is a free online encyclopediThe Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia collaboratively edited by Internet users with a minimum of administration. Anybody can write an article for the Wikipedia and there is no verification of the author's expertise on the particular subject. This may lead to problems relating to the quality of articles, especially completeness and correctness of information, and inaccuracies in the Wikipedia have been rumoured to cause students to fail courses; innocent people have been associated with the killing of John F. Kennedy, etc. Providing a means to assess the correctness, completeness and impartiality of information in the Wikipedia is therefore vitally important for the users to build trust in the Wikipedia and ensure the continued success and growth of the system. Integrating a reputation system into the Wikipedia would help users assess the quality of articles and provide a powerful incentive for authors to improve the quality of their articles. There are currently more than 7.5 million articles in the Wikipedia, and more than a thousand new articles are added daily, so the investment in the existing system is significant. The introduction of a recommendation system should therefore not require any modifications to the existing Wikipedia software. In this paper we examine the problem of reengineering a large and popular system, in this case the Wikipedia, in order to include a reputation system. We propose a recommendation system, which allows Wikipedia users to calculate a personalised rating for any article based on feedback (recommendations) provided by other Wikipedia users. The recommendation system developed for the Wikipedia is based on a general architecture, which we believe applies to many existing applications for online collaboration. The proposed recommendation system is implemented in a proxy placed between the user's web-browser and the Wikipedia server, e.g., on the user's own machine, so there is no need to modify Wikipedia servers or software. A simple prototype of the proposed recommendation system is presented in this paper along with a preliminary evaluation of the prototype.a preliminary evaluation of the prototype.
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Collected data time dimensionLongitudinal +
ConclusionThe recommendation system developed for thThe recommendation system developed for the Wikipedia is based on a general architecture, which we believe applies to many existing applications for online collaboration. The proposed recommendation system is implemented in a proxy placed between the user's web-browser and the Wikipedia server, e.g., on the user's own machine, so there is no need to modify Wikipedia servers or software. A simple prototype of the proposed recommendation system is presented in this paper along with a preliminary evaluation of the prototype.a preliminary evaluation of the prototype.
Data sourceWikipedia pages +
Doi10.1016/j.entcs.2009.07.040 +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Reengineering%2Bthe%2BWikipedia%2Bfor%2Breputation%22 +
Has authorThomas Rune Korsgaard + and Christian D. Jensen +
Has domainComputer science + and Information science +
Has topicReputation systems +
Pages81-94 +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeJournal article +
Published inElectronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science +
Research designDesign science + and Statistical analysis +
Research questionsIn this paper we examine the problem of reIn this paper we examine the problem of reengineering a large and popular system, in this case the Wikipedia, in order to include a reputation system. We propose a recommendation system, which allows Wikipedia users to calculate a personalised rating for any article based on feedback (recommendations) provided by other Wikipedia users.ations) provided by other Wikipedia users.
Revid10,924 +
TheoriesUndetermined
Theory typeDesign and action +
TitleReengineering the Wikipedia for reputation
Unit of analysisEdit + and User +
Urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.entcs.2009.07.040 +
Volume244 +
Wikipedia coverageMain topic +
Wikipedia data extractionDump +
Wikipedia languageN/A +
Wikipedia page typeHistory +
Year2009 +