During the Researchers’ Night, which took place on 27 September 2019, the employees of the Department of Information Systems conducted a workshops entitled “Wikipedia: how to find the necessary information with the highest quality?” (Dr. Włodzimierz Lewoniewski) and “How does artificial intelligence work?” (Piotr Kałużny, MSc.). The Researchers’ Night is an event taking place all over Europe. This year in Poznań, seven scientific institutions took part in the event, including the University of Economics and Business..
Wikipedia: how to find the necessary information of the highest quality?
Wikipedia currently has more than 50 million articles in more than 300 languages. Despite its popularity, this online encyclopaedia is often criticized for its low quality of information. However, depending on the topic and language version, valuable content can be found there. Using machine learning algorithms and semantic representations of Wikipedia in other knowledge bases, this information can be automatically compared in different language versions and the best (of the highest quality) can be selected. The workshop presented WikiRank, a tool that allows to evaluate and compare the quality of Wikipedia articles in different language versions and to identify the most popular articles in the world about people, films, games, companies, cars and other objects.
How does artificial intelligence work?
During the workshops, participants got acquainted with systems that make decisions automatically. The workshop also discussed the mechanisms of action behind artificial intelligence and its practical applications.