if you go to http://wiki-trust.cse.ucsc.edu/index.php/Main_Page
and click on
*Random Page,* as Gregory pointed out, you can explore that Wikipedia demo
more. Our trust is function both of the text "age" (how many times it has
been revised), but also of the reputation of the revisors.
Let me also point out that our code base has much evolved since then. In
particular, the latest release of WikiTrust adds:
- Author tracking. Hover over a word in the "check text" tab, and the
author is displayed in a pop-up window.
- Origin tracking. Click on a (non-link) word, and you are sent to the
diff where the word was introduced.
- Vote button. If you are logged in, and you agree with the information
displayed in the "check text" tab, you can vote for its correctness, and the
revision text will gain trust as a consequence.
We do not have a whole-wikipedia demo of that so far, but you can find
various examples linked from http://trust.cse.ucsc.edu/WikiTrust
. Some of
those examples are mirrors of existing wikis (from dumps), but visit our
very own Cookiwiki, which we set up to experiment:
Register, and edit a page, browse around, etc. Yes, there is not a lot of
content, but you can experiment with the interface. Come on, everybody
knows at least one recipe, and we welcome even one for hard-boiled eggs!
Finally, do you have your own wiki? Then just download our
give it a try.
If you follow the link for a
you can download a tarball which contains a statically-linked executable for
linux (and the source code for any OS), so installation is easy.
On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 9:53 AM, <avani(a)cs.umn.edu> wrote:
My name is Avanidhar Chandrasekaran
I work with GroupLens Research at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
As part of my research, I am involved in analyzing the usefulness and
Necessity of author reputation in Wikipedia.
In lieu of this, I have simulated an Interface to color words in an article
based on their Age.
Being experienced contributors to Wikipedia, I invite you to participate in
this study, which involves the following.
1. Please visit the following Instances of wikipedia and evaluate the
interface components which have been incorporated into each of them. Each
of these use their own algorithm to color text.
a) The Wikitrust project
b) The Wiki-reputation project at Grouplens research
2) Once you have evaluated the two interfaces, kindly complete this survey
on Wikipedia quality
We hope to get your valuable feedback on these interfaces and how Wikipedia
article quality can be improved.
Thanks for your time
GroupLens Research, University of Minnesota
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