Privacy-Respecting Reputation for Wiki Users

  • Benjamin Kellermann
  • Stefanie Pötzsch
  • Sandra Steinbrecher
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 358)


Wikis are popular tools for creation and sharing of content. Integrated reputation systems allow to assess expertise and reliability of authors and thus to support trust in the wiki content. Yet, results from our empirical study indicate that the disclosure of user reputation evokes privacy issues. As a solution for this conflict between the need to evaluate trustworthiness of users and protecting their privacy, we present a privacy-respecting reputation system for wikis that we realized as OpenSource-Extension for the wiki software MediaWiki.


Empirical Study Privacy Reputation System Wiki 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin Kellermann
    • 1
  • Stefanie Pötzsch
    • 1
  • Sandra Steinbrecher
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer ScienceTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.SAP Research DresdenDresdenGermany

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