We put the research showcase on hold for the past quarter due to other outreach initiatives (Wiki Workshop '16, WikiCite, Wikimania).
We're back this month with two presentations by the Wikimedia Research team and our collaborators at Jigsaw.
The showcase will be streamed
on YouTube tomorrow Wednesday July 20
, starting at 11.30 Pacific Time
. As usual, we'll be hosting a Q&A via our IRC channel (#wikimedia-research on irc.freenode.net
Look forward to seeing you there!
- Detecting Personal Attacks on Wikipedia
By Ellery Wulczyn, Nithum Thain
Ellery Wulczyn (WMF) and Nithum Thain (Jigsaw) will be speaking about their recent work on Project Detox, a research project to develop tools to detect and understand online personal attacks and harassment on Wikipedia. Their talk will cover the whole research pipeline to date, including data acquisition, machine learning model building, and some analytical insights as to the nature of personal attacks on Wikipedia talk pages.
- Wikipedia.org Portal Research
Search behaviors and New Language by article count Dropdown
By Daisy Chen
What part do the Wikipedia.org portal and on-wiki search mechanisms play in users' experiences finding information online? These findings reflect research participants' responses to a combination of generative and evaluative questions about their general online search behaviors, on-wiki search behaviors, interactions with the Wikipedia.org portal, and their thoughts about a partial re-design of the portal page, the new language by article count dropdown.