Automatic Vandalism Detection in Wikipedia

@inproceedings{Potthast2008AutomaticVD,
  title={Automatic Vandalism Detection in Wikipedia},
  author={Martin Potthast and Benno Stein and Robert Gerling},
  booktitle={ECIR},
  year={2008}
}
We present results of a new approach to detect destructive article revisions, so-called vandalism, inWikipedia. Vandalism detection is a one-class classification problem, where vandalism edits are the target to be identified among all revisions. Interestingly, vandalism detection has not been addressed in the Information Retrieval literature by now. In this paper we discuss the characteristics of vandalism as humans recognize it and develop features to render vandalism detection as a machine… CONTINUE READING

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