This program took place on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Wikipedia describes itself as “a collaboratively edited, multilingual, free Internet encyclopedia” with “30 million articles in 287 languages”. Who actually contributes to Wikipedia, and how does that affect the text within? What biases can be found throughout Wikipedia? Join Carleton Connects for Professor Dave Musicant’s presentation “Getting to the Source: Where does Wikipedia Get Its Information From?”
About the Speaker
Dave Musicant is a Professor of Computer Science at Carleton College. Joining Carleton in 2000, Musicant’s research focuses on solving machine learning and data mining problems as well as collaborative human/computing systems. He is currently working on understanding the dynamics of people working with online collaborative communities such as Wikipedia. At Carleton, he teaches Introduction to Computer Science, Data Structures, Programming Languages, Artificial Intelligence, Database Systems, and Data Mining.