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Build a service that checks facts in Wikipedia articles and compares those between different language versions/Wikidata/other online (open) sources.

Could also use graph connectivity to predict factliness.

It could serve suggestions for corrections of information, wrong dates and other simple facts.

Things that might helps us get this AI built:

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Halfak created this task.Jan 17 2017, 9:57 PM
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Zppix added a subscriber: Zppix.Jan 20 2017, 8:19 PM

This looks interesting I'm going to see if I cannot find a way to do this. (I will assign myself if I find out how.)

Harej added a subscriber: Harej.Jan 21 2017, 4:15 AM
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One possible approach is detecting references which are controversial (by detecting removal or edit war patterns, maybe appearance in fact check databases, manual blacklists) and then flagging sentences which are supported by such references.


Ciampaglia, G. L., Shiralkar, P., Rocha, L. M., Bollen, J., Menczer, F., & Flammini, A. (2015). Computational fact checking from knowledge networks. PloS one, 10(6), e0128193.

Ping @GLCiampaglia

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Halfak triaged this task as Medium priority.Feb 2 2017, 3:45 PM

Thanks @Halfak, very interesting initiative, happy to brainstorm!

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