On the credibility of wikipedia: An accessibility perspective
|On the credibility of wikipedia: An accessibility perspective|
|Author(s)||Lopes R., Carrico L.|
|Published in||International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings|
|Keyword(s)||Hyperlinking quality, Information credibility, Web accessibility, Web science, Wikipedia (Extra: Hyperlinking quality, Information credibility, Web accessibility, Web science, Wikipedia, Knowledge management, World Wide Web, User interfaces)|
|Article||BASE, CiteSeerX, Google Scholar|
|Web||Ask, Bing, Google (PDF), Yahoo!|
|Download and mirrors|
|Local copy||Not available|
|Remote mirror(s)||Not available|
|Export and share|
|BibTeX, CSV, RDF, JSON|
|Browse properties · List of conference papers|
On the credibility of wikipedia: An accessibility perspective is a 2008 conference paper written in English by Lopes R., Carrico L. and published in International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings.
User interfaces play a critical role on the credibility of authoritative information sources on the Web. Citation and referencing mechanisms often provide the required support for the independent verifiability of facts and, consequently, influence the credibility of the conveyed information. Since the quality level of these references has to be verifiable by users without any barriers, user interfaces cannot pose problems on accessing information. This paper presents a study about the influence of accessibility of user interfaces on the credibility of Wikipedia articles. We have analysed the accessibility quality level of the articles and the external Web pages used as authoritative references. This study has shown that there is a discrepancy on the accessibility of referenced Web pages, which can compromise the overall credibility of Wikipedia. Based on these results, we have analysed the article referencing lifecycle (technologies and policies) and propose a set of improvements that can help increasing the accessibility of references within Wikipedia articles. Copyright 2008 ACM.
- This section requires expansion. Please, help!
Probably, this publication is cited by others, but there are no articles available for them in WikiPapers.