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On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 10:59 AM Janna Layton <> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> This is just a reminder that the Research Showcase will be this Wednesday,
> with Miriam Redi and Jonathan Morgan from the Foundation presenting.
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 3:10 PM Janna Layton <>
> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed next Wednesday,
>> September 18, at 9:30 AM PT/16:30 UTC. This will be the new time going
>> forward for Research Showcases in order to give more access to other
>> timezones.
>> YouTube stream:
>> As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research.
>> You can also watch our past research showcases here:
>> This month's presentations:
>> Citation Needed: A Taxonomy and Algorithmic Assessment of Wikipedia's
>> Verifiability
>> By Miriam Redi, Research, Wikimedia Foundation
>> Among Wikipedia's core guiding principles, verifiability policies have a
>> particularly important role. Verifiability requires that information
>> included in a Wikipedia article be corroborated against reliable secondary
>> sources. Because of the manual labor needed to curate and fact-check
>> Wikipedia at scale, however, its contents do not always evenly comply with
>> these policies. Citations (i.e. reference to external sources) may not
>> conform to verifiability requirements or may be missing altogether,
>> potentially weakening the reliability of specific topic areas of the free
>> encyclopedia. In this project
>> <>,
>> we aimed to provide an empirical characterization of the reasons why and
>> how Wikipedia cites external sources to comply with its own verifiability
>> guidelines. First, we constructed a taxonomy of reasons why inline
>> citations are required by collecting labeled data from editors of multiple
>> Wikipedia language editions. We then collected a large-scale crowdsourced
>> dataset of Wikipedia sentences annotated with categories derived from this
>> taxonomy. Finally, we designed and evaluated algorithmic models to
>> determine if a statement requires a citation, and to predict the citation
>> reason based on our taxonomy. We evaluated the robustness of such models
>> across different classes of Wikipedia articles of varying quality, as well
>> as on an additional dataset of claims annotated for fact-checking purposes.
>> Redi, M., Fetahu, B., Morgan, J., & Taraborelli, D. (2019, May). Citation
>> Needed: A Taxonomy and Algorithmic Assessment of Wikipedia's Verifiability.
>> In The World Wide Web Conference (pp. 1567-1578). ACM.
>> Patrolling on Wikipedia
>> By Jonathan T. Morgan, Research, Wikimedia Foundation
>> I will present initial findings from an ongoing research study
>> <> of
>> patrolling workflows on Wikimedia projects. Editors patrol recent pages and
>> edits to ensure that Wikimedia projects maintains high quality as new
>> content comes in. Patrollers revert vandalism and review newly-created
>> articles and article drafts. Patrolling of new pages and edits is vital
>> work. In addition to making sure that new content conforms to Wikipedia
>> project policies, patrollers are the first line of defense against
>> disinformation, copyright infringement, libel and slander, personal
>> threats, and other forms of vandalism on Wikimedia projects. This research
>> project is focused on understanding the needs, priorities, and workflows of
>> editors who patrol new content on Wikimedia projects. The findings of this
>> research can inform the development of better patrolling tools as well as
>> non-technological interventions intended to support patrollers and the
>> activity of patrolling.
>> --
>> Janna Layton (she, her)
>> Administrative Assistant - Product & Technology
>> Wikimedia Foundation <>
> --
> Janna Layton (she, her)
> Administrative Assistant - Product & Technology
> Wikimedia Foundation <>

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