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Trust in wikipedia

Teun Lucassen, Jan Maarten Schraagen
2010 Proceedings of the 4th workshop on Information credibility - WICOW '10  
Normally, when considering information trust, the source of information is an important factor. However, because of the open-source nature of Wikipedia articles, their sources remain mostly unknown.  ...  The use of Wikipedia as an information source is becoming increasingly popular. Several studies have shown that its information quality is high.  ...  Information sources Due to the open character of Wikipedia, the true source of most of the information remains unknown.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1772938.1772944 dblp:conf/www/LucassenS10 fatcat:z75edmxusbf7nlexgitqogq6oe

Templates and Trust-o-meters: Towards a widely deployable indicator of trust in Wikipedia

Andrew Kuznetsov, Margeigh Novotny, Jessica Klein, Diego Saez-Trumper, Aniket Kittur
2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems  
The success of Wikipedia and other user-generated content communities has been driven by the openness of recruiting volunteers globally, but this openness has also led to a persistent lack of trust in  ...  Despite several attempts at developing trust indicators to help readers more quickly and accurately assess the quality of This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License  ...  These notices were generated through an iterative design process informed by converging evidence from a variety of sources that included: • prior work on key risks perceived by users in wiki systems, such  ... 
doi:10.1145/3491102.3517523 fatcat:lsx3jzrft5d7fchxdtvmahmj4q

A Wikipedia Literature Review [article]

Owen S. Martin
2011 arXiv   pre-print
This exposition gives the structure of Wikipedia and the latest trends in Wikipedia research.  ...  This paper was originally designed as a literature review for a doctoral dissertation focusing on Wikipedia.  ...  That is, we are concerned with how much knowledge can be acquired from an information source, how fast that knowledge can be acquired, and how many people can acquire that knowledge (Fallis, 2008) .  ... 
arXiv:1110.5863v1 fatcat:5vm7ajarazfcxhbrnwedzwayta

Trust Evaluation Mechanisms for Wikipedia

Imran Latif, Syed Waqar Jaffry
2013 International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Social Media  
Information on Wikipedia is expanding largely, but the increase in quantity is not proportional to quality of the content.  ...  Despite the success of Wikipedia, trust on Wikipedia content is still questioned because of its open editing model.  ...  Introduction Recently an average web user has been emerged from a consumer to a content creator after the advent of Web 2.0.  ... 
dblp:conf/acl-socialnlp/LatifJ13 fatcat:jdljcjouwbcdhgemswljqwv27u

Trust in collaborative web applications

Andrew G. West, Jian Chang, Krishna K. Venkatasubramanian, Insup Lee
2012 Future generations computer systems  
In this work, we define the notion of trust for Collaborative Web Applications and survey the state-of-the-art for calculating, interpreting, and presenting trust values.  ...  In this work, we define the notion of trust for Collaborative Web Applications and survey the state-of-the-art for calculating, interpreting, and presenting trust values.  ...  Acknowledgements: This research was supported in part by ONR MURI N00014-07-1-0907 and NSF CNS-0931239. A preliminary version was published as University of Pennsylvania Technical Report MS-CIS-10-33.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.future.2011.02.007 fatcat:siwvu6fke5gynafyn6vxketlau


Ericka Menchen-Trevino, Eszter Hargittai
2011 Information, Communication & Society  
Wikipedia, a publicly edited online encyclopedia, is accessed by millions of users for answers to questions from trivial to high-stakes topics like health information.  ...  We find that a few students demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the Wikipedia editing process, while most have some understanding of how the site functions and a few lack even the basic knowledge that anyone  ...  in how often these students verified the information they used from Wikipedia.  ... 
doi:10.1080/13691181003695173 fatcat:q33mitnebzggtgo25bknzc46xq

Investigations into Trust for Collaborative Information Repositories: A Wikipedia Case Study

Deborah L. McGuinness, Honglei Zeng, Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, Li Ding, Dhyanesh Narayanan, Mayukh Bhaowal
2006 Workshop on Models of Trust for the Web  
Additionally the content may change rapidly and information that was previously contributed by a known user may be updated by an unknown user.  ...  Some current popular repositories contain contributions from a wide variety of users, many of which will be unknown to a potential end user.  ...  came from and how trustworthy that source might be.  ... 
dblp:conf/mtw/McGuinnessZSDNB06 fatcat:l6vtpgczj5h6bdmtdlijzien5u

Statistical measure of quality in Wikipedia

Sara Javanmardi, Cristina Lopes
2010 Proceedings of the First Workshop on Social Media Analytics - SOMA '10  
As a case study, we use the model in a CalSWIM mashup the content of which is taken from both highly reliable sources and Wikipedia, which may be less so.  ...  of edits by different users.  ...  One limitation of scientific mashups is the issue of trust and attribute; especially when the content comes from collaborative information repositories where the quality of such content is unknown.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1964858.1964876 dblp:conf/kdd/JavanmardiL10 fatcat:b4y3mfzm2zdupdraika2wotk5u

Transparency and social responsibility issues for Wikipedia

Adele Santana, Donna J. Wood
2009 Ethics and Information Technology  
Wikipedia uses largely transparent writing and editing processes, which aim at providing the user with quality information through a democratic collaborative system.  ...  We analyze the social and ethical consequences of this lack of transparency in Wikipedia for all users, but especially students; we assess the corporate social performance issues involved, and we propose  ...  Because Wikipedia is an ongoing work to which, in principle, anybody can contribute, it differs from a paper-based reference source in important ways.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10676-009-9193-y fatcat:mex4f6kgrjdwfiwkz3kopfafam

Collaborative Development in Wikipedia [article]

Gerald C. Kane, Sam Ransbotham
2012 arXiv   pre-print
Other articles that its collaborators work on also influences the quality of an information artifact, creating an interdependent network of artifacts and contributors.  ...  We assess whether certain collaborative patterns are associated with information quality in terms of self-evaluated quality and article viewership.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Gerald Kane acknowledges funding for this research from the National Science Foundation (CAREER 0953285).  ... 
arXiv:1204.3352v1 fatcat:bd47wj3y35ecvhpx6kzqkcgfi4

On measuring the quality of Wikipedia articles

Gabriel De la Calzada, Alex Dekhtyar
2010 Proceedings of the 4th workshop on Information credibility - WICOW '10  
This paper discusses an approach to modeling and measuring information quality of Wikipedia articles.  ...  We present simple information quality models and compare their performance on a subset of Wikipedia articles with the information quality evaluations provided by human users.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank Franz Kurfess, Clark Turner, Kevin O'Gorman, Mark Hutchenreuther, and Kurt Voelker: Cal Poly professors who kindly allowed us to administer the experimental study in  ... 
doi:10.1145/1772938.1772943 dblp:conf/www/CalzadaD10 fatcat:y2uv2mqzbrhsnnbfd2q2xboste

Factual accuracy and trust in information: The role of expertise

Teun Lucassen, Jan Maarten Schraagen
2011 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
In this article, we propose a new model of trust in information, in which trust judgments are dependent on three user characteristics: source experience, domain expertise, and information skills.  ...  In the past few decades, the task of judging the credibility of information has shifted from trained professionals (e.g., editors) to end users of information (e.g., casual Internet users).  ...  The high number of rationales in which the source of the information was mentioned also is a good indicator of how Wikipedia is trusted blindly by many and carefully avoided by others.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.21545 fatcat:rjie7qmgsja7dlmfir7fifmtra

Analyzing Wikipedia Membership Dataset and PredictingUnconnected Nodes in the Signed Networks [article]

Zhihao Wu, Taoran Li, Ray Roman
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In the age of digital interaction, person-to-person relationships existing on social media may be different from the very same interactions that exist offline.  ...  Examining potential or spurious relationships between members in a social network is a fertile area of research for computer scientists -- here we examine how relationships can be predicted between two  ...  After defining these rules, we must now assign predicted value to the unknown atoms we obtain as a set of distances from satisfaction. An example of an atom is Upvote (A,B) .  ... 
arXiv:2110.09111v1 fatcat:zodcweav6refzd66j7ym57rhl4

Motivations of contributors to Wikipedia

Stacey Kuznetsov
2006 Computers & society  
Finally, a technical investigation is conducted in order to determine how features of the Wiki technology support and facilitate these values.  ...  During the empirical phase, motivations of the contributors to Wikipedia are identified through analysis of data from two published surveys and a pilot survey conducted at New York University.  ...  Currently, Wikipedia totals 1.25 million registered contributors 5 , not including an unknown large number of unregistered editors.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1215942.1215943 fatcat:m2lqgp727nhqpklteoabrceh7u

Fine-grained controversy detection in Wikipedia

Siarhei Bykau, Flip Korn, Divesh Srivastava, Yannis Velegrakis
2015 2015 IEEE 31st International Conference on Data Engineering  
Apart from normal updates, there are cases of intentional harmful changes known as vandalism as well as naturally occurring disagreements on topics which don't have an agreed upon viewpoint, known as controversies  ...  Controversy detection is a challenging task, since in the highly dynamic context of user updates, one needs to differentiate among normal updates, vandalisms and actual controversies.  ...  Documents such as news blogs, computer source code and informational manuals increasingly rely on multiple users to contribute content.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icde.2015.7113426 dblp:conf/icde/BykauKSV15 fatcat:nrioprclobbcrn6gk763mvkimy
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