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Using the Wikipedia Link Structure to Correct the Wikipedia Link Structure

Pateman, Benjamin Mark, Johnson, Colin G. (2010) Using the Wikipedia Link Structure to Correct the Wikipedia Link Structure. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on The People’s Web Meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources. . pp. 10-18. Association for Computational Linguistics (doi:ACL Anthology W10-3502) (KAR id:71015)


One of the valuable features of any collaboratively constructed semantic resource (CSR) is its ability to – as a system – continuously correct itself. Wikipedia is an excellent example of such a process, with vandalism and misinformation being removed or reverted in astonishing time by a coalition of human editors and machine bots. However, some errors are harder to spot than others, a problem which can lead to persistent unchecked errors, particularly on more obscure, less viewed article pages. In this paper we discuss the problems of incorrect link targets in Wikipedia, and propose a method of automatically highlighting and correcting them using only the semantic information found in this encyclopaedia’s link structure.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: ACL Anthology W10-3502
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Colin Johnson
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 09:51 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:25 UTC
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