Garo Garabedyan's Divergent Thinking Blog

How to determine is an Wikipedia article trustworthy

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I have red and I have tested a new tool called WikiDashboard (WikiDashboard.Parc.com) which uses the live feed of English Wikipedia and presents a summary about the editors and what amount of information in percents they have wrote in a particular English Wikipedia article. The tool and the idea based on how people collaborate is awesome.

I have a single appeal to add the functionality enabling to mark a piece of a wiki page and query who is the author of it and since when is the current revision of the marked content. I was always dreaming for a tool to synthesize the revision history of a marked piece of a document, but this is still a complicated task in general. Wikipedia content is filled not only with characters in general, but with tags (i.e. <ref></ref> for citing Internet or other resource as a used source) and other special formatting markers, examining their behavior through the revisions is an important base of determining how to present the changes (differences) in the revisions.

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Written by garabedyan

February 6, 2009 at 20:12

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