An exploratory study of navigating Wikipedia semantically: Model and application

I. Chin Wu, Yi Sheng Lin, Che Hung Liu

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Abstract

Due to the popularity of link-based applications like Wikipedia, one of the most important issues in online research is how to alleviate information overload on the World Wide Web (WWW) and facilitate effective information-seeking. To address the problem, we propose a semantically-based navigation application that is based on the theories and techniques of link mining, semantic relatedness analysis and text summarization. Our goal is to develop an application that assists users in efficiently finding the related subtopics for a seed query and then quickly checking the content of articles. We establish a topic network by analyzing the internal links of Wikipedia and applying the Normalized Google Distance algorithm in order to quantify the strength of the semantic relationships between articles via key terms. To help users explore and read topic-related articles, we propose a SNA-based summarization approach to summarize articles. To visualize the topic network more efficiently, we develop a semantically-based WikiMap to help users navigate Wikipedia effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOnline Communities and Social Computing - 4th International Conference, OCSC 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings
Pages140-149
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 19
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, OCSC 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2011 Jul 92011 Jul 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6778 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, OCSC 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period11/7/911/7/14

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Keywords

  • Navigation
  • Normalized Google Distance
  • Semantically-based
  • SNA-based summary
  • Wikipedia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Wu, I. C., Lin, Y. S., & Liu, C. H. (2011). An exploratory study of navigating Wikipedia semantically: Model and application. In Online Communities and Social Computing - 4th International Conference, OCSC 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings (pp. 140-149). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6778 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21796-8_15