Visualizing the Most Controversial and Popular Topics in Wikipedia
Anselm Spoerri will present his work on "Visualizing the Most Controversial and Popular Topics in Wikipedia" at médialab's research seminar
Event, Research Seminar
Salle du médialab, 13 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris
Anselm Spoerri will present his work on "Visualizing the Most Controversial and Popular Topics in Wikipedia" at médialab's research seminar on Tuesday June the 16th.
This work is similar to contropedia project which proposes a platform for the analysis and visualization of controversies in Wikipedia.Anselm Spoerri has a PhD from MIT and is a faculty member at the School of Information & Communication at Rutgers University.
He teaches and conducts research in the areas of Information Visualization, Data Fusion and Multimedia Interfaces.Abstract of his talk:
Conflicts occur in the peer-production process of Wikipedia and can culminate in “edit wars” for specific topics.
This talk will present visualizations of the similarities and differences between the most controversial topics that have been identified in 10 different language versions of Wikipedia and discuss the dominant and shared themes of the controversies across languages and cultures.
In addition, it will present visualizations of the most popular topics over time in the English version of Wikipedia and visually analyze the relationship between most controversial and popular topics.The related paper : http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2269392