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http://contropedia.net Analysis and visualization of controversies within Wikipedia articles.

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Publications

Title Author(s) Keyword(s) Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Abstract
A Platform for Visually Exploring the Development of Wikipedia Articles Erik Borra
David Laniado
Esther Weltevrede
Michele Mauri
Giovanni Magni
Tommaso Venturini
Paolo Ciuccarelli
Richard Rogers
Andreas Kaltenbrunner
ICWSM '15 - 9th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media English May 2015 When looking for information on Wikipedia, Internet users generally just read the latest version of an article. However, in its back-end there is much more: associated to each article are the edit history and talk pages, which together entail its full evolution. These spaces can typically reach thousands of contributions, and it is not trivial to make sense of them by manual inspection. This issue also affects Wikipedians, especially the less experienced ones, and constitutes a barrier for new editor engagement and retention. To address these limitations, Contropedia offers its users unprecedented access to the development of an article, using wiki links as focal points.
Societal Controversies in Wikipedia Articles Erik Borra
Esther Weltevrede
Paolo Ciuccarelli
Andreas Kaltenbrunner
David Laniado
Giovanni Magni
Michele Mauri
Richard Rogers
Wikipedia
Controversy Mapping
Social Science
Data Visualization
CHI '15 - Proceedings of the 33rd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems English April 2015 Collaborative content creation inevitably reaches situations where different points of view lead to conflict. We focus on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia anyone may edit, where disputes about content in controversial articles often reflect larger societal debates. While Wikipedia has a public edit history and discussion section for every article, the substance of these sections is difficult to phantom for Wikipedia users interested in the development of an article and in locating which topics were most controversial. In this paper we present Contropedia, a tool that augments Wikipedia articles and gives insight into the development of controversial topics. Contropedia uses an efficient language agnostic measure based on the edit history that focuses on wiki links to easily identify which topics within a Wikipedia article have been most controversial and when.