Automatic vandalism detection in Wikipedia

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Automatic vandalism detection in Wikipedia
Authors: Martin Potthast, Benno Stein, Robert Gerling
Citation: Proceedings of the IR research, 30th European conference on Advances in information retrieval 4956 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science : 663-668. 2008
Editors: C. MacDonald
Publisher: Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg
Meeting: ECIR 2008
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-78646-7_75.
Link(s): http://www.uni-weimar.de/medien/webis/publications/papers/stein_2008c.pdf
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Automatic vandalism detection in Wikipedia

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Reports a machine learning approach for vandalism detection in Wikipedia where features such as "upper case ratio", "size ratio" and "edits per user" are used. The system performed well compared to rule-based vandalism detection bots on Wikipedia.


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