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Reengineering the Wikipedia for reputation
Abstract The 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.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Longitudinal  +
Conclusion The 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 source Wikipedia pages  +
Doi 10.1016/j.entcs.2009.07.040 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Reengineering%2Bthe%2BWikipedia%2Bfor%2Breputation%22  +
Has author Thomas Rune Korsgaard + , Christian D. Jensen +
Has domain Computer science + , Information science +
Has topic Reputation systems +
Pages 81-94  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science +
Research design Design science  + , Statistical analysis  +
Research questions In 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.
Revid 10,924  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Design and action  +
Title Reengineering the Wikipedia for reputation
Unit of analysis Edit  + , User  +
Url http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.entcs.2009.07.040  +
Volume 244  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Dump  +
Wikipedia language N/A  +
Wikipedia page type History  +
Year 2009  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:30:03  +
Categories Reputation systems  + , Computer science  + , Information science  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:30:53  +
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