Congratulations to Sara Javanmardi, a Ph.D. student in Informatics working with Prof. Crista Lopes, on placing third in an international competition for detecting vandalism in Wikipedia.
Vandalism has always been one of Wikipedia’s biggest problems, yet there are only few automatic countermeasures. Instead, volunteers spend their time in reverting vandalism edits — time, which is not spend on improving other parts of the Wikipedia. The goal of the evaluation campaign was to research and develop new, reliable ways to detect vandalism edits, which can be used to aid Wikipedia.
Sponsored by Yahoo! Research, the competition is part of the fourth International Workshop on Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse PAN-10 will be held as an evaluation lab in conjunction with the Conference on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation in Padua, Italy.
Full ICS press release here.
Full details of the contest can be found here.
Congratulations Sara and Crista!