Wikipedia Baloney Detector

Luca de Alfaro and colleagues at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have developed software that flags questionable lines in Wikipedia entries.The software will colour text some gradation of orange according to a value of trust, computed from the reputation of the authors who contributed the text, as well as those who edited the text.

The system is not foolproof, but it does yield interesting insights.

Read more about it and try out a demo on some random Wikipedia pages.

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