MJ no more: using concurrent wikipedia edit spikes with social network plausibility checks for breaking news detection

@inproceedings{Steiner2013MJNM,
  title={MJ no more: using concurrent wikipedia edit spikes with social network plausibility checks for breaking news detection},
  author={Thomas Steiner and Seth van Hooland and Edward H Summers},
  booktitle={WWW '13 Companion},
  year={2013}
}
We have developed an application called Wikipedia Live Monitor that monitors article edits on different language versions of Wikipedia--as they happen in realtime. Wikipedia articles in different languages are highly interlinked. For example, the English article "en:2013_Russian_meteor_event" on the topic of the February 15 meteoroid that exploded over the region of Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, is interlinked with "ru:ПaДehne_meteopnta_ha_Ypajie_B_2013_roДy?, the Russian article on the same… Expand

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