Just a reminder that this Showcase on knowledge bases and the 2016 US
election will be on Wednesday.

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 9:37 AM Janna Layton <jlay...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed on Wednesday, December
> 18, at 9:30 AM PST/17:30 UTC. We’ll have a presentation from Fabian
> Suchanek on incomplete knowledge bases and one from Brian Keegan about
> Wikipedia and the 2016 US Presidential election.
> YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4VrphM_TTA
> As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research. You
> can also watch our past research showcases here:
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase
> This month's presentations:
> Making Knowledge Bases More Complete
> By Fabian Suchanek, Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris
> A Knowledge Base (KB) is a computer-readable collection of facts about the
> world (examples are Wikidata, DBpedia, and YAGO). The problem is that these
> KBs are often missing entities or facts. In this talk, I present some new
> methods to combat this incompleteness. I will also quickly talk about some
> other research projects we are currently pursuing, including a new version
> of YAGO. Publications <https://suchanek.name/work/publications/>
> The Dynamics of Peer-Produced Political Information During the 2016 U.S.
> Presidential Campaign
> By Brian Keegan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Information
> Science, University of Colorado Boulder
> Wikipedia plays a crucial role for online information seeking and its
> editors have a remarkable capacity to rapidly revise its content in
> response to current events. How did the production and consumption of
> political information on Wikipedia mirror the dynamics of the 2016 U.S.
> Presidential campaign? Drawing on systems justification theory and methods
> for measuring the enthusiasm gap among voters, this paper quantitatively
> analyzes the candidates' biographical and related articles and their
> editors. Information production and consumption patterns match major events
> over the course of the campaign, but Trump-related articles show
> consistently higher levels of engagement than Clinton-related articles.
> Analysis of the editors' participation and backgrounds show analogous
> shifts in the composition and durability of the collaborations around each
> candidate. The implications for using Wikipedia to monitor political
> engagement are discussed. Paper
> <http://www.brianckeegan.com/papers/CSCW_2019_Elections.pdf>
> --
> Janna Layton (she, her)
> Administrative Assistant - Product & Technology
> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>

Janna Layton (she, her)
Administrative Assistant - Product & Technology
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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