WikiSym 2008

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Title Author(s) Keyword(s) Language Abstract R C
A Method for Measuring Co-authorship Relationships in MediaWiki Libby Veng-Sam Tang
Robert P. Biuk-Aghai
Simon Fong
English Collaborative writing through wikis has become increasingly popular in recent years. When users contribute to a wiki article they implicitly establish a co-authorship relationship. Discovering these relationships can be of value, for example in finding experts on a given topic. However, it is not trivial to determine the main co-authors for a given author among the potentially thousands who have contributed to a given author’s edit history. We have developed a method and algorithm for calculating a co-authorship degree for a given pair of authors. We have implemented this method as an extension for the MediaWiki system and demonstrate its performance which is satisfactory in the majority of cases. This paper also presents a method of determining an expertise group for a chosen topic. 5 2
Application wikis to mashup makers to next generation mashups: keynote Stewart Nickolas English 0 0
Assigning Trust to Wikipedia Content B. Thomas Adler
Krishnendu Chatterjee
Luca de Alfaro
Marco Faella
Ian Pye
Vishwanath Raman
English The Wikipedia is a collaborative encyclopedia: anyone can contribute to its articles simply by clicking on an "edit" button. The open nature of the Wikipedia has been key to its success, but has also created a challenge: how can readers develop an informed opinion on its reliability? We propose a system that computes quantitative values of trust for the text in Wikipedia articles; these trust values provide an indication of text reliability. The system uses as input the revision history of each article, as well as information about the reputation of the contributing authors, as provided by a reputation system. The trust of a word in an article is computed on the basis of the reputation of the original author of the word, as well as the reputation of all authors who edited text near the word. The algorithm computes word trust values that vary smoothly across the text; the trust values can be visualized using varying text-background colors. The algorithm ensures that all changes to an article's text are reflected in the trust values, preventing surreptitious content changes. We have implemented the proposed system, and we have used it to compute and display the trust of the text of thousands of articles of the English Wikipedia. To validate our trust-computation algorithms, we show that text labeled as low-trust has a significantly higher probability of being edited in the future than text labeled as high-trust. 0 7
Babel Wiki workshop: Cross-language collaboration English 0 0
End-user programming with application wikis Ludovic Dubost
Stewart Nickolas
Peter Thoeny
Dirk Riehle
English 0 0
Implementation of a wiki intranet in a health sector research institute Katja Hilska Collaboration
Internal communication
English 0 0
LBWiki: A Location-Based Wiki David E. Millard
Rebecca Lewis
Yvonne Howard
Location-based systems
Physical hypertext
English 0 0
Measuring Author Contributions to the Wikipedia B. Thomas Adler
Luca de Alfaro
Ian Pye
Vishwanath Raman
English 0 5
Measuring wiki viability: an empirical assessment of the social dynamics of a large sample of wikis Camille Roth
Dario Taraborelli
Nigel Gilbert
Online community
Web 2.0
English This paper assesses the content- and population-dynamics of a large sample of wikis, over a timespan of several months, in order to identify basic features that may predict or induce different types of fate. We analyze and discuss, in particular, the correlation of various macroscopic indicators, structural features and governance policies with wiki growth patterns. While recent analyses of wiki dynamics have mostly focused on popular projects such as Wikipedia, we suggest research directions towards a more general theory of the dynamics of such communities. 0 1
Motivating and Enabling Organizational Memory with a Workgroup Wiki Sean A. Munson Knowledge exchange
Knowledge transfer
Organizational memory
English 0 0
Multilingual idioms and proverbs: wiki as a tool in collaborative translation Dora Montagna Multi-word expressions
English 0 0
Quantitative analysis and characterization of Wikipedia requests Antonio J. Reinoso
Jesús M. González-Barahona
Felipe Ortega
Gregorio Robles
English Our poster describes the quantitative analysis carried out to study the use of the Wikipedia system by its users with special focus on the identification of time and kind-of-use patterns, characterization of traffic and workload, and comparative analysis of different language editions. By filtering and classifying a large sample of the requests directed to the Wikimedia systems over 7 days we have been able to identify important information such us the targeted namespaces, the visited resources or the requested actions. The results found include the identification of weekly and daily patterns, and several correlations between different actions on the articles. In summary, the study shows an overall picture of how the most visited language editions of the Wikipedia are being accessed by their users. 0 0
Security of Community Developed and 3rd party Wiki Plug-ins Andy Webber English This paper discusses the significant security vulnerabilities that can occur in community developed wiki plug-ins and issues associated with managing the process of remediation. General guidance is given on how the vulnerabilities can be detected and rectified. The basis for the paper is direct experience with a number of community developed plug-ins for DokuWiki, although the findings have also been transferred to other wikis such as MediaWiki. The findings are also transferable to other similar web server technologies - such as blogs - that support similar plug-in frameworks. 0 0
ShyWiki-A Spatial Hypertext Wiki English 0 0
ShyWiki: A Spatial Hypertext Wiki prototype English 0 0
Socs: Increasing Social and Group Awareness for Wikis by Example of Wikipedia Claus Atzenbeck
David L. Hicks
Web 2.0
Group awareness
Social awareness
English 0 0
The Cross-Lingual Wiki Engine: Enabling collaboration across language barriers English 0 0
The Lively Kernel: a wiki of active objects: invited talk Dan Ingalls English 0 0
TikiWiki CMS/groupware: when a Wiki is not enough Marc Laporte English 0 0
Translating the DEMGOL Etymological Dictionary of Greek Mythology with the BEYTrans Wiki Youcef Bey
Kyo Kageura
Christian Boitet
Francesca Marzari
Translation systems
Collaborative translation
Computer-assisted translation
Fuzzy matching
Multilingual segmentation
Online translation editor
Translation memory
English 0 0
Visualizing Wiki-Supported Knowledge Building: Co-Evolution of Individual and Collective Knowledge Andreas Harrer
Johannes Moskaliuk
Joachim Kimmerle
Ulrike Cress
English It is widely accepted that wikis are valuable tools for successful collaborative knowledge building. In this paper, we describe how processes of knowledge building with wikis may be visualized, citing Wikipedia as an example. The underlying theoretical basis of our paper is the framework for collaborative knowledge building with wikis, as introduced by Cress and Kimmerle. This model describes collaborative knowledge building as a co-evolution of individual and collective knowledge, or of cognitive and social systems respectively. These co-evolutionary processes may be visualized graphically, applying methods from social network analysis, especially those methods that take dynamic changes into account. For this purpose, we have undertaken to analyze, on the one hand, the temporal development of an article in the German version of Wikipedia and related articles that are linked to this core article. On the other hand, we analyzed the temporal development of those users who worked on these articles. The resulting graphics show an analogous process, both with regard to the articles that refer to the core article and to the users involved. These results provide empirical support for the co-evolution model. Some implications of our findings and the potential for future research on collaborative knowledge building with wikis and on the application of social network analysis are discussed at the end of the article. 0 3
When a wiki is not a wiki: twenty years of the Victorian Web: keynote George P. Landow English 0 0
Wiki Trust Metrics based on Phrasal Analysis Mark Kramer
Andy Gregorowicz
Bala Iyer
English 0 0
Wiki-based Collaborative Learning: Incorporating Self-Assessment Tasks Ben Liu
Hejie Chen
Wei He
Computer assisted assessment
Formative assessment
Item model
Wiki-based collaborative learning
English 0 1
WikiChanges - Exposing Wikipedia Revision Activity Sérgio Nunes
Cristina Ribeiro
Gabriel David
English Wikis 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. 0 1
WikiMob: Wiki mobile interaction English 0 0
WikiSim: simulating knowledge collection and curation in structured wikis Luna De Ferrari
Stuart Aitken
Jano van Hemert
Igor Goryanin
Wiki simulation
English 0 0
Wikis for publishing Stewart Mader English 0 0
Wikis4SE'2008: wikis for software engineering Ademar Aguiar
Paulo Merson
Uri Dekel
Software development
Wikis for software engineering
English 0 0
Workshop on interdisciplinary research on Wikipedia and wiki communities Felipe Ortega
Joseph M. Reagle
Antonio J. Reinoso
Rut Jesus
Wiki communities
Workshop wiki communities
English 0 0
XWiki concerto - A P2P wiki for nomadic workers English 0 0