The DIS team starts the OpenFact project

On 2nd December 2021 our department started the OpenFact project. The objective of the project is to develop a tool for verifying the credibility of information sources in the Internet and for detecting fake news using Artificial Intelligence. As part of this project, the members of our department are preparing a solution that will inform users about source’s credibility and news veracity assessment by propagating this results in search engines … Read More

QOD 2021 – the 4th international workshop on Quality of Open Data

The fourth edition of the scientific workshop QOD (Quality of Open Data) was conducted on June 14, 2021 in conjunction with the BIS 2021 conference. The event was hosted by TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library in Hanover, Germany.

Quality assessment of Wikipedia and its sources

On December 16, 2020, during the Wikimedia Research Showcase, the results of scientific works conducted by members of the Department of Information Systems in the area of information quality assessment in multilingual Wikipedia were presented. In particular, the models of automatic evaluation of the reliability of sources in this popular encyclopedia were discussed.

QOD 2020 – the 3rd international workshop on Quality of Open Data

The goal of the QOD workshop is to bring together different communities working on quality in Wikipedia, DBpedia, Wikidata, OpenStreetMap, Wikimapia and other open knowledge bases and data sources. The workshop calls for sharing research experience and knowledge related to quality assessment in open data. The third edition of the QOD workshop took place on 9 June 2020 as part of the BIS 2020 conference. The organisers of the QOD … Read More

Modeling Popularity and Reliability of Sources in Multilingual Wikipedia

One of the most important factors impacting quality of content in Wikipedia is presence of reliable sources. By following references, readers can verify facts or find more details about described topic. A Wikipedia article can be edited independently in any of over 300 languages, even by anonymous users, therefore information about the same topic may be inconsistent. This also applies to use of references in different language versions of a … Read More

Speech at the SEMANTiCS 2019 conference

The international conference SEMANTiCS 2019 took place in Karlsruhe (Germany) from 9th to 13th September and was attended by more than 400 participants. During the conference Dr. Włodzimierz Lewoniewski presented the research “Reference Extraction from Wikipedia Infoboxes“. The SEMANTiCS conference is the leading European conference on semantic technologies and artificial intelligence. Researchers, industry experts and business leaders can develop a deep understanding of trends and application scenarios in machine learning, … Read More

Speech at the Wikimania 2019

An international Wikimania conference was held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 14-18 August, with about 800 participants. During the conference, Dr. Włodzimierz Lewoniewski delivered a research “Multilingual Ranking of Wikipedia Articles with Quality and Popularity Assessment“. Wikimania is an annual conference celebrating all free knowledge projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation – Commons, MediaWiki, Meta-Wiki, Wikibooks, Wikidata, Wikinews, Wikipedia, Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikispecies, Wikiversity, Wikivoyage, Wiktionary – with three-day conferences, discussions, meetings, … Read More

Presentation of scientific research on enrichment of information during Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018

On October 13-15, in Lviv, Ukraine, a conference of the Wikipedia community and other Wikimedia projects of the Central and Eastern Europe region (Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018) took place. During the conference were presented scientific works of the Department of Informations Systems on the evaluation of the quality of articles and the enrichment of information in the multilingual Wikipedia. The main goal of the meetings is to promote, support and … Read More

Participation in the international conference ICIST 2018 in Vilnius

On 4-6 October in Vilnius an international conference ICIST 2018 took place, during which papers „Application of SEO Metrics to Determine the Quality of Wikipedia Articles and Their Sources” and „Determining Quality of Articles in Polish Wikipedia Based on Linguistic Features” were presented. This is the 24th International Conference on Information and Software Technologies. The ICIST Conference is hosted by the biggest technical university in the Baltic States – Kaunas … Read More