Automatic Vandalism Detection in Wikipedia

  title={Automatic Vandalism Detection in Wikipedia},
  author={Martin Potthast and Benno Stein and R. Gerling},
  • Martin Potthast, Benno Stein, R. Gerling
  • Published in ECIR 2008
  • Computer Science
  • We present results of a new approach to detect destructive article revisions, so-called vandalism, inWikipedia. [...] Key Method We compiled a large number of vandalism edits in a corpus, which allows for the comparison of existing and new detection approaches. Using logistic regression we achieve 83% precision at 77% recall with our model. Compared to the rule-based methods that are currently applied in Wikipedia, our approach increases the F-Measure performance by 49% while being faster at the same time.Expand Abstract
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