UM E-Theses Collection (澳門大學電子學位論文庫)
Title
Analyzing and summarizing user contributions in Wikis
English Abstract
Wiki system, which allows users to collaboratively write articles online in a convenient way, has become popular in recent years. By design, wiki encourage a large number of users to make many edits rapidly. This characteristic makes it impractical to identify editor’s contributions of an article by examining each edit manually. However, finding major contributors are, in many cases, useful for wiki community members. Therefore, a method to automatically identify and summarize user contribution can be helpful. In this thesis, we proposed a framework to programmatically analyze wiki article edits, present it in a way that is close to human understanding, and measure the significance of the edit using a metric. With the significance value of each edit on hand, we can then perform different kinds of aggregation to find out who is the major contributor of an article, what topic writers are interested, what type of contribution are made by them, and many others.
Issue Date
2013
Author
Fong, Kin Fong
Faculty
Faculty of Science and Technology
Department:
Department of Computer and Information Science
Degree
M.Sc.
Subject
Wikipedia
Electronic encyclopedias
User-generated content
Software Engineering -- Department of Computer and Information Science

Supervisor
BiukAghai Robert P.
Library URL
b3133012
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Location
1/F Zone C
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