Crowdsourced Comprehension: Predicting Prerequisite Structure in Wikipedia

@inproceedings{Talukdar2012CrowdsourcedCP,
  title={Crowdsourced Comprehension: Predicting Prerequisite Structure in Wikipedia},
  author={Partha P. Talukdar and William W. Cohen},
  booktitle={BEA@NAACL-HLT},
  year={2012}
}
The growth of open-access technical publications and other open-domain textual information sources means that there is an increasing amount of online technical material that is in principle available to all, but in practice, incomprehensible to most. We propose to address the task of helping readers comprehend complex technical material, by using statistical methods to model the “prerequisite structure” of a corpus — i.e., the semantic impact of documents on an individual reader’s state of… CONTINUE READING
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