Providing Cross-Lingual Editing Assistance to Wikipedia Editors

  • Ching-man Au Yeung
  • Kevin Duh
  • Masaaki Nagata
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6609)


We propose a framework to assist Wikipedia editors to transfer information among different languages. Firstly, with the help of some machine translation tools, we analyse the texts in two different language editions of an article and identify information that is only available in one edition. Next, we propose an algorithm to look for the most probable position in the other edition where the new information can be inserted. We show that our method can accurately suggest positions for new information. Our proposal is beneficial to both readers and editors of Wikipedia, and can be easily generalised and applied to other multi-lingual corpora.


Machine Translation Label Propagation English Sentence Manual Alignment Language Edition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ching-man Au Yeung
    • 1
  • Kevin Duh
    • 1
  • Masaaki Nagata
    • 1
  1. 1.NTT Communication Science LaboratoriesSoraku-gunJapan

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