List of master's theses
This is a list of all the master's theses available in WikiPapers. Currently, there are 6 master's theses.
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|Title||Author(s)||Keyword(s)||Published in||Language||DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.||Abstract||R||C|
|Secure Wiki System: A plugin-based solution to wiki security||Kasper Lindberg||English||March 2012||Wiki systems have become an important tool for knowledge sharing among people. From the small wikis for knowledge sharing in organizations to the larger project-related wikis on the Internet. In addition, Wikipedia, which is in a class of its own when it comes to size, has managed to collect an impressive amount of information based solely on the cooperation between strangers from around the world. Any open wiki, with a user-community so large that members of the community have a certain degree of anonymity, suffer from the effects of directed and random vandalism. This vandalism is a problem because it reduces the trustworthiness of the content provided by the wiki system. The secure wiki model is an integrity model that has been proposed to help prevent vandalism and improve the trustworthiness of articles in wiki system. This model is based on both static and dynamic document access controls, which enforce a simple integrity based security policy. This thesis improves this model by proposing a new policy for use with the model. The proposed policy is evaluated and compared to the original policy. The evaluation shows that the new policy is highly configurable and can be configured in such a way that it requires significantly less reviewers than the original policy, which can benefit small systems with a low number of users. An implementation of a base wiki system have been created, which on its own equals any other wiki in terms of its vulnerability to vandalism. In addition to this, an implementation of the secure wiki model has also been created. The implementation is made as a plugin to the base wiki system and adds an integrity model to the existing soft-security model that is used by the base system and other wiki implementations. The integrity model provides harder security guarantees and limits the ability of attackers to compromise the integrity of wiki articles, without compromising the all can edit policy of open wiki systems.||6||0|
|Valorisation du bénévolat sur Wikipédia||Vincent Juhel||French||February 2012||Wikipédia a un fonctionnement atypique dont les recherches s’attardent majoritairement autour de la qualité des articles potentiellement rédigés par n’importe qui. J’ai cherché par cette thèse professionnelle à présenter un regard quantitatif et qualitatif de la véritable valeur que ce projet apporte aux lecteurs, rédacteurs, donateurs mais également ce qu’il aurait représenté s’il avait été une entreprise classique. Le premier objectif était d’évaluer la valeur du travail de ces bénévoles, qui, en dépit sa gratuité, apporte une véritable richesse. Mieux définir cette richesse, c’est aussi mieux convaincre les donateurs et avoir plus de poids vis à vis des partenaires. Le deuxième objectif a été de définir les contours d’une stratégie cherchant à maximiser la valeur produite par une communauté de bénévoles en grande partie autogérée. Mieux maîtriser la valeur produite pour mieux orienter et motiver le travail des contributeurs.||0||0|
|WikiNet: Construction d'une ressource lexico-sémantique multilingue à partir de Wikipedia||Samuel Reese||Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace||French||2009||0||0|
|Fine-grained addressability to support large-scale collaborative document development||Viral Gupta||Computer science
|English||January 2008||The Web has made it possible for large, distributed collaborations to develop sophisticated document bases. As these collaborations increase in size, there is a need to support reference, navigation and search through the document bases by individuals who are not computer pro-fessionals. Although collaborative tools such as wikis have been developed that address some of the requirements of these communities, the tools lack support for simple and convenient fine-grained addressability to parts of the documents. Such addressability is essential for formal documents, such as standards and legal documents. In this thesis we develop a solution to the problem of fine-grained addressability that is based on MediaWiki, a popular and powerful col- laboration tool that is the software infrastructure for Wikipedia. Although some collaboration tools that support fine-grained addressability already exist, they have not addressed some of the open research issues of fine-grained addressability, such as dealing with transclusion, semantic annotation and hyperscope support. It also deals with the research problems that were raised by this goal. An architecture and reference implementation was developed to provide a proof of concept and to test the viability of the proposed solutions to the research problems. The thesis also discusses the various design decisions that were made in the course of solving the research problems and developing the reference implementation.||0||0|
|D'Amour et de Neutralité||Martin Erpicum||French||2005||0||0|