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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2015, Vol. 31 Issue (3): 33-38    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2015.03.05
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A Trust Model for Wikipedia Based on Structure Information and Edit History
Li Hui, Xiang Huating, Tang Qiang
School of Economics and Management, Xidian University, Xi'an 710071, China
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Abstract  

[Objective] Accurately calculate the credibility of the Wikipedia entry. [Methods] This paper builds a trust evaluation model which makes a comparison between the current version and their historical version by the text analysis to obtain each version of the edior's effective edit content, and combined with the number of reference and image in the current version of the Wikipedia article. [Results] It shows that the model is able to distinguish the high trust Wikipedia article and low trust through empirical research. [Limitations] The entry level threshold by this algorithm is not very obvious to distinguish the two types of B level and C level. [Conclusions] The algorithm is simple and effective, and can understand the changing process of entry from the microscopic level, dynamically compute its trust value.

Key wordsWikipedia      Edit history      Trust value      Version changes     
Received: 04 September 2014      Published: 16 April 2015
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Li Hui, Xiang Huating, Tang Qiang. A Trust Model for Wikipedia Based on Structure Information and Edit History. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2015, 31(3): 33-38.

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