PAN Wikipedia quality flaw corpus 2012

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PAN Wikipedia quality flaw corpus 2012 is an evaluation corpus for the "Quality Flaw Prediction in Wikipedia" task of the PAN 2012 Lab, held in conjunction with the CLEF 2012 conference.


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Analyzing and Predicting Quality Flaws in User-generated Content: The Case of Wikipedia Maik Anderka Information quality
Quality Flaws
Quality Flaw Prediction
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany English 2013 Web applications that are based on user-generated content are often criticized for containing low-quality information; a popular example is the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. The major points of criticism pertain to the accuracy, neutrality, and reliability of information. The identification of low-quality information is an important task since for a huge number of people around the world it has become a habit to first visit Wikipedia in case of an information need. Existing research on quality assessment in Wikipedia either investigates only small samples of articles, or else deals with the classification of content into high-quality or low-quality. This thesis goes further, it targets the investigation of quality flaws, thus providing specific indications of the respects in which low-quality content needs improvement. The original contributions of this thesis, which relate to the fields of user-generated content analysis, data mining, and machine learning, can be summarized as follows:

(1) We propose the investigation of quality flaws in Wikipedia based on user-defined cleanup tags. Cleanup tags are commonly used in the Wikipedia community to tag content that has some shortcomings. Our approach is based on the hypothesis that each cleanup tag defines a particular quality flaw.

(2) We provide the first comprehensive breakdown of Wikipedia's quality flaw structure. We present a flaw organization schema, and we conduct an extensive exploratory data analysis which reveals (a) the flaws that actually exist, (b) the distribution of flaws in Wikipedia, and, (c) the extent of flawed content.

(3) We present the first breakdown of Wikipedia's quality flaw evolution. We consider the entire history of the English Wikipedia from 2001 to 2012, which comprises more than 508 million page revisions, summing up to 7.9 TB. Our analysis reveals (a) how the incidence and the extent of flaws have evolved, and, (b) how the handling and the perception of flaws have changed over time.

(4) We are the first who operationalize an algorithmic prediction of quality flaws in Wikipedia. We cast quality flaw prediction as a one-class classification problem, develop a tailored quality flaw model, and employ a dedicated one-class machine learning approach. A comprehensive evaluation based on human-labeled Wikipedia articles underlines the practical applicability of our approach.
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FlawFinder: A Modular System for Predicting Quality Flaws in Wikipedia Oliver Ferschke
Iryna Gurevych
Marc Rittberger
PAN English 2012 With over 23 million articles in 285 languages, Wikipedia is the largest free knowledge base on the web. Due to its open nature, everybody is allowed to access and edit the contents of this huge encyclopedia. As a downside of this open access policy, quality assessment of the content becomes a critical issue and is hardly manageable without computational assistance. In this paper, we present FlawFinder, a modular system for automatically predicting quality flaws in unseen Wikipedia articles. It competed in the inaugural edition of the Quality Flaw Prediction Task at the PAN Challenge 2012 and achieved the best precision of all systems and the second place in terms of recall and F1-score. 0 1
On the Use of PU Learning for Quality Flaw Prediction in Wikipedia Edgardo Ferretti
Donato Hernández Fusilier
Rafael Guzmán Cabrera
Manuel Montes y Gómez
Marcelo Errecalde
Paolo Rosso
PAN English 2012 In this article we describe a new approach to assess Quality Flaw Prediction in Wikipedia. The partially supervised method studied, called PU Learning, has been successfully applied in classifications tasks with traditional corpora like Reuters-21578 or 20-Newsgroups. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that it is applied in this domain. Throughout this paper, we describe how the original PU Learning approach was evaluated for assessing quality flaws and the modifications introduced to get a quality flaws predictor which obtained the best F1 scores in the task “Quality Flaw Prediction in Wikipedia” of the PAN challenge. 0 1
Overview of the 1st International Competition on Quality Flaw Prediction in Wikipedia Maik Anderka
Benno Stein
Information quality
Quality Flaw Prediction
CLEF English 2012 The paper overviews the task "Quality Flaw Prediction in Wikipedia" of the PAN'12 competition. An evaluation corpus is introduced which comprises 1,592,226 English Wikipedia articles, of which 208,228 have been tagged to contain one of ten important quality flaws. Moreover, the performance of three quality flaw classifiers is evaluated. 0 0