WikiSym 2010

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Title Author(s) Keyword(s) Language Abstract R C
A fielded wiki for personality genetics Finn Årup Nielsen Wiki
English (poster summary): A fielded wiki (a highly structured wiki) for genetic association studies with personality traits is described that features easy entry, on-the-fly meta-analysis of effect sizes and forest and funnel plotting with export of data in different formats. (paper abstract): I describe a fielded wiki, where a Web form interface allows the entry, analysis and visualization of results from scientific papers in the personality genetics domain. Papers in this domain typically report the mean and standard deviation of multiple personality trait scores from statistics on human subjects grouped based on genotype. The wiki organizes the basic data in a single table with fixed columns, each row recording statistical values with respect to a specific personality trait reported in a specific paper with a specific genotype group. From this basic data hard-coded meta-analysis can compute individual and combined effect sizes. The meta-analytic results are displayed in on-the-fly computed hyperlinked graphs and tables. Revision control on the basic data tracks changes and data may be exported to comma-separated files or in a MediaWiki template format. 7 1
STiki: An Anti-Vandalism Tool for Wikipedia Using Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Revision Metadata Andrew G. West
Sampath Kannan
Insup Lee
Collaboration software
Information security
Intelligent routing
Spatio-temporal processing
English STiki is an anti-vandalism tool for Wikipedia. Unlike similar tools, STiki does not rely on natural language processing (NLP) over the article or diff text to locate vandalism. Instead, STiki leverages spatio-temporal properties of revision metadata. The feasibility of utilizing such properties was demonstrated in our prior work, which found they perform comparably to NLP-efforts while being more efficient, robust to evasion, and language independent. STiki is a real-time, on-Wikipedia implementation based on these properties. It consists of, (1) a server-side processing engine that examines revisions, scoring the likelihood each is vandalism, and, (2) a client-side GUI that presents likely vandalism to end-users for definitive classiffcation (and if necessary, reversion on Wikipedia). Our demonstration will provide an introduction to spatio-temporal properties, demonstrate the STiki software, and discuss alternative research uses for the open-source code. 0 0
"What i know is...": establishing credibility on Wikipedia talk pages Meghan Oxley
Jonathan T. Morgan
Mark Zachry
Brian Hutchinson
Computer-mediated communication
Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Sociotechnical systems
English 0 0
A method for category similarity calculation in Wikis Cheong-Iao Pang
Robert P. Biuk-Aghai
Category similarity
English Wikis, such as Wikipedia, allow their authors to assign categories to articles in order to better organize related content. This paper presents a method to calculate similarities between categories, illustrated by a calculation for the top-level categories in the Simple English version of Wikipedia. 5 2
A taxonomy of Wiki genres in enterprise settings Erika Shehan Poole
Jonathan Grudin
Enterprise wiki
English 0 0
Chatting in the Wiki: synchronous-asynchronous integration Robert P. Biuk-Aghai
Keng Hong Lei
Instant messaging
English Wikis have become popular platforms for collaborative writing. The traditional production mode has been remote asynchronous and supported by wiki systems geared toward both asynchronous writing and asynchronous communication. However, many people have come to rely on synchronous communication in their daily work. This paper first discusses aspects of synchronous and asynchronous activity and communication and then proposes an integration of synchronous communication facilities in wikis. A prototype system developed by the authors is briefly presented. 1 1
Encouraging language students to contribute inflection data to Wiktionary Zachary Kurmas Wiktionary
English We propose building a computer program to simplify access to the inflection (i.e., “word ending”) data in Wiktionary. This program will make it easier to both (1) look up a word’s inflections and, more importantly, (2) edit incorrect inflections. We expect that such a program will encourage foreign language students to both use Wiktionary as a resource and contribute inflection and other grammar data toWiktionary. We believe that the resulting additional activity will make Wiktionary a better resource for students — especially students of those languages for which there are no cheap, comprehensive inflection resources — and provide data that will be beneficial to the wiki research community 1 0
Learning about team collaboration from Wikipedia edit history Adam Wierzbicki
Piotr Turek
Radoslaw Nielek
Social network
English 0 0
Model-aware Wiki Analysis Tools: the Case of HistoryFlow Oscar Díaz
Gorka Puente
English Wikis are becoming mainstream. Studies confirm how wikis are finding their way into organizations. This paper focuses on requirements for analysis tools for corporate wikis. Corporate wikis differ from their grow-up counterparts such as Wikipedia. First, they tend to be much smaller. Second, they require analysis to be customized for their own domains. So far, most analysis tools focus on large wikis where handling efficiently large bulks of data is paramount. This tends to make analysis tools access directly the wiki database. This binds the tool to the wiki engine, hence, jeopardizing customizability and interoperability. However, corporate wikis are not so big while customizability is a desirable feature. This change in requirements advocates for analysis tools to be decoupled from the underlying wiki engines. Our approach argues for characterizing analysis tools in terms of their abstract analysis model (e.g. a graph model, a contributor model). How this analysis model is then map into wiki-implementation terms is left to the wiki administrator. The administrator, as the domain expert, can better assess which is the right terms/granularity to conduct the analysis. This accounts for suitability and interoperability gains. The approach is borne out for HistoryFlow, an IBM tool for visualizing evolving wiki pages and the interactions of multiple wiki authors. 8 0
Project management in the Wikipedia community Hang Ung
Jean M. Dalle
English A feature of online communities and notably Wikipedia is the increasing use of managerial techniques to coordinate the efforts of volunteers. In this short paper, we explore the influence of the organization of Wikipedia in so-called projects. We examine the project-based coordination activity and find bursts of activity, which appear to be related to individual leadership. Using time series, we show that coordination activity is positively correlated with contributions on articles. Finally, we bring evidence that this positive correlation is relying on two types of coordination: group coordination, with project leadership and articles editors strongly coinciding, and directed coordination, with differentiated online roles. 0 1
Search on enterprise Wiki Natalya Angapova Wiki
Enterprise wikis
English 0 0
Semantic search on heterogeneous Wiki systems Fabrizio Orlandi
Alexandre Passant
Linked data
Semantic search
Semantic web
Social semantic web
English 0 1
Spatio-temporal analysis of Wikipedia metadata and the STiki anti-vandalism tool Andrew G. West
Sampath Kannan
Insup Lee
English 0 0
Teaching with Wikipedia and other Wikimedia foundation wikis Piotr Konieczny Wikipedia
English 0 0
The Austrian way of Wiki(pedia)!: development of a structured Wiki-based encyclopedia within a local Austrian context Christoph Trattner
Ilire H. Mavriqi
Denis Helic
Helmut Leitner
English Although the success of online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia is indisputable, researchers have questioned usefulness of Wikipedia in educational settings. Problems such as copy&paste syndrome, unchecked quality, or fragmentation of knowledge have been recognized as serious drawbacks for a wide spread application of Wikipedia in universities or high schools. In this paper we present a Wiki-based encyclopedia called Austria-Forum that aims to combine openness and collaboration aspects of Wikipedia with approaches to build a structured, quality inspected, and context-sensitive online encyclopedia. To ensure tractability of the publishing process the system focuses on providing information within a local Austrian context. It is our experience that such an approach represents a first step of a proper application of online encyclopedias in educational settings. 0 0
ThinkFree: using a visual Wiki for IT knowledge management in a tertiary institution Christian Hirsch
John Hosking
John Grundy
Tim Chaffe
Knowledge management
Visual wiki
English 0 0
What Did They Do? Deriving High-Level Edit Histories in Wikis Peter Kin-Fong Fong
Robert P. Biuk-Aghai
Revision history
Text differencing
Edit categorization
Edit significance
English Wikis have become a popular online collaboration platform. Their open nature can, and indeed does, lead to a large number of editors of their articles, who create a large number of revisions. These editors make various types of edits on an article, from minor ones such as spelling correction and text formatting, to major revisions such as new content introduction, whole article re-structuring, etc. Given the enormous number of revisions, it is difficult to identify the type of contributions made in these revisions through human observation alone. Moreover, different types of edits imply different edit significance. A revision that introduces new content is arguably more significant than a revision making a few spelling corrections. By taking edit types into account, better measurements of edit significance can be produced. This paper proposes a method for categorizing and presenting edits in an intuitive way and with a flexible measure of significance of each individual editor’s contributions. 11 2
What cognition does for Wikis Rut Jesus Wikipedia
Cognition for improvising
Cognition for planning
Cognitive surplus
Theoretical development
English 0 0
Who integrates the networks of knowledge in Wikipedia? Iassen Halatchliyski
Johannes Moskaliuk
Joachim Kimmerle
Ulrike Cress
English In the study presented in this article we investigated two related knowledge domains, physiology and pharmacology, from the German version of Wikipedia. Applying the theory of knowledge building to this community, we studied the authors of integrative knowledge. Network analysis indices of betweenness and closeness centrality were calculated for the network of relevant articles. We compared the work of authors who wrote exclusively in one domain with that of authors who contributed to both domains. The position of double-domain authors for a knowledge building wiki community is outstanding. They are not only responsible for the integration of knowledge from a different background, but also for the composition of the single-knowledge domains. Predominantly they write articles which are integrative and central in the context of such domains. 17 1
WikiPics: multilingual image search based on Wiki-mining Daniel Kinzler Wikipedia
English 0 0
Wikipedia and the two-faced professoriate Patricia L. Dooley English A primary responsibility of university teachers is to guide their students in the process of using only the most accurate research resources in their completion of assignments. Thus, it is not surprising to hear that faculty routinely coach their students to use Wikipedia carefully. Even more pronounced anti-Wikipedia backlashes have developed on some campuses, leading faculty to forbid their students to use the popular on-line compendium of information. Within this context, but directing the spotlight away from students, this pilot study uses survey and content analysis research methods to explore how faculty at U.S. universities and colleges regard Wikipedia's credibility as an information source, as well as how they use Wikipedia in their academic work. The results of the survey reveal that while none of the university faculty who completed it regard Wikipedia as an extremely credible source of information, more than half stated it has moderate to high credibility, and many use it in both their teaching and research. The results of the content analysis component of the study demonstrates that academic researchers from across the disciplines are citing Wikipedia as a source of scholarly information in their peer-reviewed research reports. Although the study's research findings are not generalizable, they are surprising considering the professoriate's oft-stated lack of trust in Wikipedia. 0 3
Wikis at work: success factors and challenges for sustainability of enterprise Wikis Jonathan Grudin
Erika Shehan Poole
Organization behavior
English 0 0
Zawilinski: a library for studying grammar in Wiktionary Zachary Kurmas MediaWiki
English We present Zawilinski, a Java library that supports the extraction and analysis of grammatical data in Wiktionary. Zawilinski can efficiently (1) filter Wiktionary for content pertaining to a specified language, and (2) extract a word’s inflections from its Wiktionary entry. We have thus far used Zawilinski to (1) measure the correctness of the inflections for a subset of the Polish words in the English Wiktionary and to (2) show that this grammatical data is very stable. (Only 131 out of 4748 Polish words have had their inflection data corrected.) We also explain Zawilinski’s key features and discuss how it can be used to simplify the development of additional grammar-based analyses. 3 2