Intelligence inWikipedia

Daniel S. Weld, Fei Wu, Eytan Adar, Saleema Amershi,James Fogarty, Raphael Hoffmann, Kayur Patel, Michael Skinner

The Intelligence in Wikipedia project at the University of Washington is combining self-supervised information extraction (IE) techniques with a mixed initiative interface designed to encourage communal content creation (CCC). Since IE and CCC are each powerful ways to produce large amounts of structured information, they have been studied extensively — but only in isolation. By combining the two methods in a virtuous feedback cycle, we aim for substantial synergy. While previous papers have described the details of individual aspects of our endeavor, this report provides an overview of the project’s progress and vision.

Subjects: 10. Knowledge Acquisition; 6. Computer-Human Interaction

Submitted: Apr 16, 2008

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