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Wikipedia et le relativisme democratique Wikipedia et le relativisme democratique Benjamin Grassineau OMNSH French 0 0
Wikipedia mining to construct a thesaurus Wikipedia mining to construct a thesaurus K. Nakayama
T. Hara
S. Nishio
Transactions of the Information Processing Society of Japan Thesauri have been widely used in many applications such as information retrieval, natural language processing {(NLP),} and interactive agents. However, several problems, such as morphological analysis, treatment of synonymous and multisense words, still remain and degrade accuracy on traditional {NLP-based} thesaurus construction methods. In addition, adding latest/miner words is also a difficult issue on this research area. In this paper, to solve these problems, we propose a Web mining method to automatically construct a thesaurus by extracting relations between words from Wikipedia, a wiki-based huge encyclopedia on WWW. 0 0
Wikipedia rival calls in the experts Wikipedia rival calls in the experts Jim Giles Nature English Encyclopaedia aims to recognize status of academic editors. The current incarnation of Wikipedia is both phenomenally successful and, in the eyes of some critics, fundamentally flawed. The online encyclopaedia now includes more than a million entries in English alone. 0 0
Wikipedia rival calls in the experts. Wikipedia rival calls in the experts. Jim Giles Nature The article reports the launch of an online encyclopaedia Citizendium, which is reportedly going to use all of Wikipedia's content but in another website (http://citizendium.org). According to Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia, this would give scientists a new organizational framework to clean up and improve on the work started by Wikipedia. Reportedly many scientists have no desire to navigate the treacherous waters of Wikipedia's editorial system. 0 0
Wikipedia: A multilingual treasure trove Wikipedia: A multilingual treasure trove JW LeLoup
R Ponterio
LANGUAGE LEARNING \& TECHNOLOGY 0 0
Wikipedia: Social revolution or information disaster? Wikipedia: Social revolution or information disaster? MA Walker ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 0 0
Wikipedia: an informal survey of NYU students Wikipedia: an informal survey of NYU students Stacey Kuznetsov SIGCAS Comput. Soc. English 0 0
Wikipedia: organisation from a bottom-up approach Wikipedia: organisation from a bottom-up approach Spek
Sander
Postma
Eric
Herik
Jaap van den
Wikipedia Paper presented at the Research in Wikipedia-workshop of WikiSym 2006, Odense, Denmark. Wikipedia can be considered as an extreme form of a self-managing team, as a means of labour division. One could expect that this bottom-up approach, with the absence of top-down organisational control, would lead to a chaos, but our analysis shows that this is not the case. In the Dutch Wikipedia, an integrated and coherent data structure is created, while at the same time users succeed in distributing roles by self-selection. Some users focus on an area of expertise, while others edit over the whole encyclopedic range. This constitutes our conclusion that Wikipedia, in general, is a successful example of a self-managing team. 0 0
Wikipedians Sense of (Virtual) Community. Wikipedians Sense of (Virtual) Community. Rafaeli
Sheizaf
Ariel
Yaron
Hayat
Tsahi
Presented at The eighth International Conference General Online Research (GOR06): Bielefeld, Germany English 0 0
Wikipedias: Collaborative web-based encyclopedias as complex networks Wikipedias: Collaborative web-based encyclopedias as complex networks V. Zlatic
M. Bozicevic
H. tefancic
M. Domazet
Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics Wikipedia is a popular web-based encyclopedia edited freely and collaboratively by its users. In this paper we present an analysis of Wikipedias in several languages as complex networks. The hyperlinks pointing from one Wikipedia article to another are treated as directed links while the articles represent the nodes of the network. We show that many network characteristics are common to different language versions of Wikipedia, such as their degree distributions, growth, topology, reciprocity, clustering, assortativity, path lengths, and triad significance profiles. These regularities, found in the ensemble of Wikipedias in different languages and of different sizes, point to the existence of a unique growth process. We also compare Wikipedias to other previously studied networks. 2006 The American Physical Society. 0 5
Wikis and creative innovation Blogs Wikis and creative innovation Blogs John Quiggin Blogs
Cooperation
Creative Commons
Innovation
Wiki
International Journal of Cultural Studies , No. 4, 481-496 In this article, recent developments in the creation of web content, such as blogs and wikis, are surveyed with a focus on their role in technological and social innovation. The innovations associated with blogs and wikis are important in themselves, and the process of creative collaboration they represent is becoming central to technological progress in general. The internet and the world wide web, which have driven much of the economic growth of the past decade, were produced in this way. Standard assumptions about the competitive nature of innovation are undersupported in the new environment. If governments want to encourage the maximum amount of innovation in social production, they need to de-emphasize competition and emphasize creativity and cooperation.. 0 0
Wikis as an assessment tool for measuring the development of shared conceptual models Wikis as an assessment tool for measuring the development of shared conceptual models Flowers P.
Wieland K.
Assessment tools
Online learning
Wiki
IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2006 English The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of Wikis as an effective tool to capture and assess the incremental progression of shared conceptual models of learners. The participants were eighteen (18) students in semester ranging from semester 4 to 13, working in groups of 3 enrolled in an online course at a major university in South-West Germany. Directions were given for students to complete a six point task online, using Wikis as their externalization tool, on the moodle platform. The final Wikis produced by the teams were modified on an average of 23.3 times per group (sd = 18) during the week long activity. In all cases, at least two students were actively involved in the development of the Wiki with some groups using all members. Although there is some room for improved design, the Wikis proved to be very effective in capturing the process of the conceptual model's development. Wikis have the potential to act as an effective tool for the assessment of the developmental process of mental models. 0 0
Wikis as online collaboration tool: An exploratory study in a hybrid learning environment Wikis as online collaboration tool: An exploratory study in a hybrid learning environment Wieland K.
Flowers P.
Behnke D.
Collaborative tools
Online learning
Wiki
IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2006 English Several studies show that online learning can be as effective as face-to-face settings when there are social interaction and learning communities. The positive effects that are assigned to collaborative learning and communication do not automatically occur just because online environments make it possible. The purpose of this study is to explore the usability of Wikis as an online collaboration tool used for organizing, and presenting information developed in a group setting. Our results suggest that Wikis can be useful as collaborative tools suitable for group work assignments, despite problems such as vandalism, when students can create the content. The special features of Wikis qualify them as an online collaboration tool that can be used effectively in combination with other asynchronous methods such as chats or discussion boards to facilitate online group activities. 0 0
Wikis of Locality: Insights from the Open Guides Wikis of Locality: Insights from the Open Guides Mark Gaved
Tom Heath
Marc Eisenstadt
Communities
Geolocational services
Grassroots
Locality
Open guides
Open source
Recommendation
Structured data
Wiki
WikiSym English 0 0
Wikis of locality: Insights from the open guides Wikis of locality: Insights from the open guides Mark Gaved
Tom Heath
Marc Eisenstadt
Communities
Geolocational services
Grassroots
Locality
Open guides
Open source
Recommendation
Structured data
Wiki
Proceedings of WikiSym'06 - 2006 International Symposium on Wikis English In this paper we describe an emerging form of wikis - wikis of locality - that support physical rather than virtual communities. We draw on our experience as administrators of the Open Guide to Milton Keynes, one of the Open Guides family of community developed local information guides built using wiki software, and present observations of the potential value and unique characteristics of wikis of locality from a practitioner's perspective. Preliminary findings from a current survey of other Open Guide administrators are presented to highlight types of usage, issues and potential areas for future research. Copyright 2006 ACM. 0 0
Wikis: tools for information work and collaboration Wikis: tools for information work and collaboration Jane E. Klobas
Angela Beesley
English 0 1
Wikitrails: Augmenting Wiki structure for collaborative, interdisciplinary learning Wikitrails: Augmenting Wiki structure for collaborative, interdisciplinary learning Silvan Reinhold Collaborative studies
Interdisciplinary e-learning
Path guidance
Path-centric navigation
User tracking
Wiki content structure
Proceedings of WikiSym'06 - 2006 International Symposium on Wikis English Wikis are currently in high demand in a large variety of fields, due to their simplicity and flexible nature. Documentation, reporting, project management, online glossaries and dictionaries, discussion groups, or information systems are just a few examples of possible Wiki applications. Their popularity has also begun drawing the attention of teachers and educators, who realize that Wikis facilitate collaborative finding, shaping, and sharing of knowledge, as well as communication, all of which are essential properties in an educational context. In order to leverage the possibilities that Wiki systems offer for didactic and interdisciplinary scenarios, this paper examines how Wiki functionality can be extended in order to better suit the requirements posed by such environments and their participants. A concept is suggested that allows building context and structure around the content and existing information organization, using trails, or paths, through the Wiki content. These can either be added manually, or inferred automatically by an integrated tracking mechanism that makes use of the implicit navigational information left behind by the users as they browse the Wiki. Finally, an actual implementation of the concept is presented and discussed, followed by an outlook on future developments and possible uses. Copyright 2006 ACM. 0 0
Wild, wild wikis: A way forward Wild, wild wikis: A way forward Robert Charles
Adigun Ranmi
Proceedings - Fifth International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, C5 2007 English Wikis can be considered as public domain knowledge sharing system. They provide opportunity for those who may not have the privilege to publish their thoughts through the traditional methods. They are one of the fastest growing systems of online encyclopaedia. In this study, we consider the importance of wikis as a way of creating, sharing and improving public knowledge. We identify some of the problems associated with these public resources to include, (a) identification of the identities of information and its creator (b) accuracy of information (c) justification of the credibility of authors (d) vandalism of quality of information (e) weak control over the contents. A solution to some of these problems is sought through the use of an annotation model. The model assumes that contributions in wikis can be seen as annotation to the initial document. It proposed a systematic control of contributors and contributions to the initiative and the keeping of records of what existed and what was done to initial documents. We believe that with this model, analysis can be done on the progress of wiki initiatives. We assumed that using this model, wikis can be better used for creation and sharing of knowledge for public use. 0 0
Wisdom of the Crowds: Decentralized Knowledge Construction in Wikipedia Wisdom of the Crowds: Decentralized Knowledge Construction in Wikipedia Ofer Arazy
Wayne Morgan
Raymond Patterson
Wikipedia
Wisdom of the Crowds
Collective intelligence
Information quality
16th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies & Systems (WITS) Recently, Nature published an article comparing the quality of Wikipedia articles to those of Encyclopedia Britannica (Giles 2005). The article, which gained much public attention, provides evidence for Wikipedia quality, but does not provide an explanation of the underlying source of that quality. Wikipedia, and wikis in general, aggregate information from a large and diverse author-base, where authors are free to modify any article. Building upon Surowiecki's (2005) Wisdom of Crowds, we develop a model of the factors that determine wiki content quality. In an empirical study of Wikipedia, we find strong support for our model. Our results indicate that increasing size and diversity of the author-base improves content quality. We conclude by highlighting implications for system design and suggesting avenues for future research. 0 0
Wisdom of the crowds: Decentralized knowledge construction in Wikipedia Wisdom of the crowds: Decentralized knowledge construction in Wikipedia Ofer Arazy
Morgan W.
Patterson R.A.
16th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2006 English Recently, Nature published an article comparing the quality of Wikipedia articles to those of Encyclopedia Britannica (Giles 2005). The article, which gained much public attention, provides evidence for Wikipedia quality, but does not provide an explanation of the underlying source of that quality. Wikipedia, and wikis in general, aggregate information from a large and diverse author-base, where authors are free to modify any article. Building upon Surowiecki's (2005) Wisdom of Crowds, we develop a model of the factors that determine wiki content quality. In an empirical study of Wikipedia, we find strong support for our model. Our results indicate that increasing size and diversity of the author-base improves content quality. We conclude by highlighting implications for system design and suggesting avenues for future research. 0 0
Wit and wisdom: Where do we turn for advice? Wit and wisdom: Where do we turn for advice? Marcus A. Interactions English The different resources in the form of handbook documents provided for the professionals to learn philosophy, principles, methods, and techniques are discussed. The Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Handbook by Jacko and Sears, and edited by Gary Perlman an invaluable resource whose massive contacts is more than one lifetime's reading. The Internet Wikipedia, among other URL resources, supports a number of topics that are both public versions of the traditional publishing system's more closed-editorial format and explorations of topics that have not yet been made. There are several blogs that provide existing view of the latest topics, disputed territory in the battle for ideological supremacy, and URLs from SIGCHI, UPA, and STC feature knowledge compendia. More oriented to software developers than CHI professionals, is the set of Internet resources regarding Ajax, the school of thought and action concerned with asynchronous JavaScript with XML. 0 0
Working with wiki, by design Working with wiki, by design Architectural Design English 0 0
Workshop on Wikipedia Research Workshop on Wikipedia Research Jakob Voss Wikipedia
Bibliography
Review
Wiki
WikiSym English 0 0
Ylvi - Multimedia-izing the semantic wiki Ylvi - Multimedia-izing the semantic wiki Niko Popitsch
Schandl B.
Amiri A.
Leitich S.
Jochum W.
CEUR Workshop Proceedings English Semantic and semi-structured wiki implementations, which extend traditional, purely string-based wikis by adding machine-processable metadata, suffer from a lack of support for media management. Currently, it is difficult to maintain semantically rich metadata for both wiki pages and associated media assets; media management functionalities are cumbersome or missing. With Ylvi, a semantic wiki based on the METIS multimedia framework, we combine the advantages of structured, type-/attribute-based media management and the open, relatively unstructured wiki approach. By representing wiki pages as METIS objects, we can apply sophisticated media management features to the wiki domain and provide an extensible, multimedia-enabled semantic wiki. 0 0
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