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Towards detection of influential sentences affecting reputation in Wikipedia.

Zhou, Yiwei and Cristea, A. I. (2016) 'Towards detection of influential sentences affecting reputation in Wikipedia.', in WebSci '16 : Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Web Science. New York: ACM, pp. 244-248.


Wikipedia has become the most frequently viewed online encyclopaedia website. Some sentences in Wikipedia articles have direct and obvious impact on people's opinions towards the mentioned named entities. This paper defines and tackles the problem of reputation-influential sentence detection in Wikipedia articles from various domains. We leverage multiple lexicons, to generate domain independent features. We generate topical features and word embedding features from unlabelled dataset, to boost the classification performance. We conduct several experiments, to prove the effectiveness of these features. We further adapt a two-step binary classification method, to perform multi-classification. Our evaluation results show that this method outperforms the state-of-the-art one-vs-one multi-classification method for this problem.

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Date accepted:23 March 2016
Date deposited:31 July 2018
Date of first online publication:2016
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