A decentralized wiki engine for collaborative Wikipedia hosting

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A decentralized wiki engine for collaborative Wikipedia hosting is a 2007 publication written in English by Guido Urdaneta, Guillaume Pierre, Maarten van Steen and published in WEBIST ’07: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies.

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This paper presents the design of a decentralized system for hosting large-scale wiki web sites likeWikipedia, using a collaborative approach. Our design focuses on distributing the pages that compose the wiki across a network of nodes provided by individuals and organizations willing to collaborate in hosting the wiki. We present algorithms for placing the pages so that the capacity of the nodes is not exceeded and the load is balanced, and algorithms for routing client requests to the appropriate nodes. We also address fault tolerance and security issues.

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