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Wikipedia Credibility (Sunday evening)

Batuta's Army: From polish biggest hoax to polish biggest struggle for credibility

by Bartosz Kosinski

  • see similar event in France outside of Wikipedia with BHL

How Wikipedia spreads to other media

by MADe

  • "Duplication is Evil" principle of software development
    • not necessarily moral/ethical (capturing value, re-selling information, ...)
      • even by newspapers who don't mention the attribution
    • no updates
      • including mirrors problems
  • bigger impact on smaller wikis
  • The Word - Wikiality, ColbertNation.com 2006

History in Wikipedia: towards processes explanations, rather than simple data

by Iván Martínez

  • study on history, historicity, paradigms or study and their impact, ...
  • proposal is to include more complexity of "human nature"
  • Q&A
    • how to manage political and cultural bias on historical issues
      • enrich the discussion, the page or even create a separate page to discuss it

Wikimedia's Point of View

by Michal "Aegis Maelstrom" Buczynski

  1. truth = neutral view point = scientific view point
  2. NPOV = No POV
  3. neutral = to please them all
  • Future of the NPOV
    • toward scientific approach?
    • ? (see last slide)
    • ?
    • process?

Strategy (Sunday afternoon)

BLP update on EN Wiki (from deletion sprees to sticky prods)

by WereSpielChequers

Issues with the numbers game that is the strategy project

by Gerard Meijssen

  • numbers tell stories
  • former contributor survey done the day before
  • Q&A

Wikimedia's Five Year Strategic Plan

by Eugene Eric Kim

  • Strategic Planning by the Wikimedia Foundation
  • game to find the 5 strategical priorities (listed by order of participant guesses)
  • taking a minute to decide what is, for the participants, their own priority
    • innovation
  • personal questions
    • What was the hardest challenge a participant ever had to overcome? How did it feel when you finished it?
    • What were you doing in 2001?
    • When was the first time you participated in a Wikimedia project? Why did you start participating? How did it feel?
    • Consider 2010, how have your contributions helped make Wikipedia reach it's current #5 largest website, the challenges still down the road
    • Consider 2015, imagine having the 5 priorities down, what worked to the way there? What was your role in that process?
  • open floor discussion
    • distinction between project and movement
      • tell participant what the point and what their role is
  • conclusion
    • move away from planning to action
    • crucial role of recognition of others

Next generation Hypertext structures for Wikipedia (Sunday morning)

Comparing the structure of tagging in a protein-protein interaction network, a co-authorship network and the English Wikipedia

by Gergely Palla, Illes J. Farkas (presenting), Peter Pollner, Imre Derenyi, Tamas Vicsek

Federating Wikipedia

by Victor Grishchenko

Context and Linearity: Representing Structure in Wikis

by Jani Patokallio

We were promised Xanadu

by Jakob Voss

PaC (Saturday afternoon)

The Wiki as an Organism

by Maysara Omar

  • developing the metaphor
    • interesting similarity with the membrane and what intelligence resides in its ability to select what can pass and when
  • concluding that "apply restriction only when it's necessary"
  • Q&A
    • steps in an organism (baby, adolescent, adult) so what should it do now? limits?
      • ~reaching maturity because the "easy" content was added already
      • no limits

Edit and Revert Trends

by Erik Zachte

  • tool that can be used to estimate and question new Wikipedia projects policies

Why do Editors Leave Wikipedia? A Survey of Casual Contributors

by Howie Fung and Wikimedia Foundation

  • see also the Xerox PARC ASC and the numerous paper and talks read


Semantic Search on Heterogeneous Wiki Systems

by Fabrizio Orlandi

Reclaiming the Public Metadata Commons, Starting With Video

by Kurt Bollacker and Richard Martin

  • related concept or tools I heard about before
    • datalift? data.gov? data.gov.uk?
    • scientific commons, cognitive commons, ...
  • data that is not in the commons is dead
    • private company won't keep them up to date as they become less profitable
  • "digital dark age"
    • trapped in proprietary platforms
  • why it works with Wikipedia
    • redundancy
    • accessibility
    • relevance and comprehensibility
  • the public, free, data commons of semantic video annotation.
  • Q&A
    • discussed with dotSUB and similar projects
    • dealing with ambiguous tags
      • question coming with nearly every semantic oriented talk


by Daniel Herzig

Semantic Result Formats: Automatically transforming structured data into useful output formats

by Hans-Jörg Happel and Frank Dengler

Five years of structured wiki data with SMW: experiences and directions

by Markus Krötzsch

  • korrekt.org homepage of Markus Krötzsch.
  • SemanticWeb#SemanticMediaWiki
  • importance of structure for
    • dynamic and complex listing
    • importing (example of {SN,DB}pedia)
    • exporting
      • RDF, ...
  • applications
    • ~11h47 used in innovation management
      • ask for the precise reference, which actor using which platform
    • math learning papers based on Semantic Wikis and their associated projects
  • inline queries
    • SMW query language
    • managing resources
      • function to limit queries, who can do what
  • Q&A
    • arithmetic
      • add tools, extensions existing (but next version of RDF should support it)
    • handling ambiguity
      • similar names or property
      • make a decision based on what is useful for a specific situation
    • how to extend queries in a manageable way
      • exploring dedicated triple stores, NoSQL, ...

Own work

See also

To do

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