Evaluating the trustworthiness of Wikipedia articles through quality and credibility

Sai T. Moturu, Huan Liu

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8 Scopus citations

Abstract

Wikipedia has become a very popular destination for Web surfers seeking knowledge about a wide variety of subjects. While it contains many helpful articles with accurate information, it also consists of unreliable articles with inaccurate or incomplete information. A casual observer might not be able to differentiate between the good and the bad. In this work, we identify the necessity and challenges for trust assessment in Wikipedia, and propose a framework that can help address these challenges by identifying relevant features and providing empirical means to meet the requirements for such an evaluation. We select relevant variables and perform experiments to evaluate our approach. The results demonstrate promising performance that is better than comparable approaches and could possibly be replicated with other social media applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, WiKiSym 2009
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event5th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, WiKiSym 2009 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 25 2009Oct 27 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, WiKiSym 2009

Other

Other5th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, WiKiSym 2009
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period10/25/0910/27/09

Keywords

  • Quality
  • Social media
  • Trust
  • Trustworthiness
  • Wikipedia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Social Sciences(all)

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