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Collaborative systems available on the Web allow millions of users to share information through a growing collection of tools and platforms such as wikis, blogs, and shared forums. By their very nature, these systems contain resources and information with different quality levels. The open nature of these systems, however, makes it difficult for users to(More)
Semantic Web is a vision for future of the current Web which aims at automation, integration and reuse of data among different Web applications. Access to resources on the Semantic Web can not be controlled in a safe way unless the access decision takes into account the semantic relationships among entities in the data model under this environment. Decision(More)
User generated content (UGC) constitutes a significant fraction of the Web. However, some wiiki-based sites, such as Wikipedia, are so popular that they have become a favorite target of spammers and other vandals. In such popular sites, human vigilance is not enough to combat vandalism, and tools that detect possible vandalism and poor-quality contributions(More)
Collaborative systems available on the Web allow millions of users to share information through a growing collection of tools and platforms such as wikis, blogs and shared forums. All of these systems contain information and resources with different degrees of sensitivity. However, the open nature of such infrastructures makes it difficult for users to(More)
Obtaining the best accuracy in machine learning usually requires carefully tuning learning algorithm parameters for each problem. Parameter optimization is computationally challenging for learning methods with many hyperparameters. In this paper we show that MapReduce Clusters are particularly well suited for parallel parameter optimization. We use(More)
Wikipedia, one of the top ten most visited websites, is commonly viewed as the largest online reference for encyclopedic knowledge. Because of its open editing model -allowing anyone to enter and edit content- Wikipedia's overall quality has often been questioned as a source of reliable information. Lack of study of the open editing model of Wikipedia and(More)
Our everyday observations about the behaviors of others around us shape how we decide to act or interact. In social media the ability to observe and interpret others' behavior is limited. This work describes one approach to leverage everyday behavioral observations to develop tools that could improve understanding and sense making capabilities of(More)
A content analysis of Wikipedia barnstars personalized tokens of appreciation given to participants reveals a wide range of valued work extending beyond simple editing to include social support, administrative actions, and types of articulation work. Barnstars are examples of short semi-structured text characterized by informal grammar and language. We(More)