Making More Wikipedians: Facilitating Semantics Reuse for Wikipedia Authoring

  • Linyun Fu
  • Haofen Wang
  • Haiping Zhu
  • Huajie Zhang
  • Yang Wang
  • Yong Yu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4825)


Wikipedia, a killer application in Web 2.0, has embraced the power of collaborative editing to harness collective intelligence. It can also serve as an ideal Semantic Web data source due to its abundance, influence, high quality and well-structuring. However, the heavy burden of up-building and maintaining such an enormous and ever-growing online encyclopedic knowledge base still rests on a very small group of people. Many casual users may still feel difficulties in writing high quality Wikipedia articles. In this paper, we use RDF graphs to model the key elements in Wikipedia authoring, and propose an integrated solution to make Wikipedia authoring easier based on RDF graph matching, expecting making more Wikipedians. Our solution facilitates semantics reuse and provides users with: 1) a link suggestion module that suggests and auto-completes internal links between Wikipedia articles for the user; 2) a category suggestion module that helps the user place her articles in correct categories. A prototype system is implemented and experimental results show significant improvements over existing solutions to link and category suggestion tasks. The proposed enhancements can be applied to attract more contributors and relieve the burden of professional editors, thus enhancing the current Wikipedia to make it an even better Semantic Web data source.


Graph Match Query Graph Blank Node Resource Graph Prefix Match 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linyun Fu
    • 1
  • Haofen Wang
    • 1
  • Haiping Zhu
    • 1
  • Huajie Zhang
    • 1
  • Yang Wang
    • 1
  • Yong Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.Apex Data and Knowledge Management Lab, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Rd, Shanghai, 200240P.R. China

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