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WikiChanges - Exposing Wikipedia revision activity
Abstract Wikis are popular tools commonly used to sWikis are popular tools commonly used to support distributed collaborative work. Wikis can be seen as virtual scrap-books that anyone can edit without having any specific technical know-how. The Wikipedia is a flagship example of a real-word application of wikis. Due to the large scale of Wikipedia it's difficult to easily grasp much of the information that is stored in this wiki. We address one particular aspect of this issue by looking at the revision history of each article. Plotting the revision activity in a timeline we expose the complete article's history in a easily understandable format. We present WIKICHANGES, a web-based application designed to plot an article's revision timeline in real time. WIKICHANGES also includes a web browser extension that incorporates activity sparklines in the real Wikipedia. Finally, we introduce a revisions summarization task that addresses the need to understand what occurred during a given set of revisions. We present a first approach to this task using tag clouds to present the revisions made. tag clouds to present the revisions made.
Abstractsub Wikis are popular tools commonly used to sWikis are popular tools commonly used to support distributed collaborative work. Wikis can be seen as virtual scrap-books that anyone can edit without having any specific technical know-how. The Wikipedia is a flagship example of a real-word application of wikis. Due to the large scale of Wikipedia it's difficult to easily grasp much of the information that is stored in this wiki. We address one particular aspect of this issue by looking at the revision history of each article. Plotting the revision activity in a timeline we expose the complete article's history in a easily understandable format. We present WIKICHANGES, a web-based application designed to plot an article's revision timeline in real time. WIKICHANGES also includes a web browser extension that incorporates activity sparklines in the real Wikipedia. Finally, we introduce a revisions summarization task that addresses the need to understand what occurred during a given set of revisions. We present a first approach to this task using tag clouds to present the revisions made. tag clouds to present the revisions made.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1145/1822258.1822292  +
Has author Sérgio Nunes + , Cristina Ribeiro + , Gabriel David +
Has extra keyword Collaborative Work + , Know-how + , Real time + , Web-based applications + , Wikipedia + , Technology transfer + , World Wide Web +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 1  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Published in WikiSym 2008 - The 4th International Symposium on Wikis, Proceedings +
Title WikiChanges - Exposing Wikipedia revision activity +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2008 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 07:43:54  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 07:43:54  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2008  +
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