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IntelWiki: Recommending Resources to Help Users Contribute to Wikipedia

We describe an approach to facilitating user-generated content within the context of Wikipedia. Our approach, embedded in the IntelWiki prototype, aims to make it easier for users to create or enhance the free-form text in Wikipedia articles by: i) recommending potential reference materials, ii) drawing the users’ attention to key aspects of the recommendations, and iii) allowing users to consult the recommended materials in context. A laboratory evaluation with 16 novice Wikipedia editors revealed that, in comparison to the default Wikipedia design, IntelWiki’s approach has positive impacts on editing quantity and quality, and perceived mental load.

Mohammad Noor Nawaz and Andrea Bunt (2014) IntelWiki: Recommending Resources to Help Users Contribute to Wikipedia. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2014), pp. 303-404.

Authors

Noor Nawaz

Noor Nawaz

Alumni
Andrea Bunt

Andrea Bunt

Associate Professor