WiClean: A system for fixing Wikipedia interlinks using revision history patterns

Stephan Goldberg*, Tova Milo, Slava Novgorodov, Kathy Razmadze

*Corresponding author for this work

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We present WICLEAN, a Wikipedia plug-in that supports the identification and cleaning of certain types of errors in Wikipedia interlinks. The system mines update patterns inWikipedia revision logs, identifies the common time frames in which they occur, and employs them to signal incomplete/inconsistent updates and suggests corrections. We demonstrate the effectiveness of WICLEAN in identifying actual errors in a variety of Wikipedia entity types, interactively employing the VLDB'19 audience as editors to correct the identified errors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1846-1849
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the VLDB Endowment
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2018
Event45th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2019 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 26 Aug 201730 Aug 2017


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