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From: Daniel Schwabe <dschwabe@inf.puc-rio.br>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 17:40:53 -0300
Message-ID: <4A9C3555.3030307@inf.puc-rio.br>
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3c.org
Hi all,

a (relatively) recent development has provided trust information to 
Wikipedia (see [1], taken from [2]). Among other things, there is an 
interface that colors the portions of a Wikipedia page according to its 
"trustworthiness", based on the number of source editors and 
contributions (and more stuff). This project has also been nicely 
summarized in an article in Wired [3].

Evidently, as soon as I read it, I wandered if anyone has already looked 
into making the "provenance" data they provide (as xml), which they use 
to compute the trustworthiness of each piece of text, as RDF data, tied 
to dbpedia...

Needless to say, this would provide very interesting data to explore 
(and test) provenance and trust models for the Semantic Web!


Cheers
D


[1] Presentation at Wikimedia 2009 - 
http://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~thumper/proj-reputation/Reputation_on_Wikipedia_Why_What_How.pdf
[2] http://wikitrust.soe.ucsc.edu/index.php/Main_Page
[3]. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/08/wikitrust/
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