Meet the WikiTrust Developer

Why was WikiTrust created?

We have been working on the WikiTrust project for some years now, but the nature of the software requires the Wikipedia to adopt our work to make it work in real time. They, like us, are short on resources, so I came up with the idea for this add-on to make our research available to Firefox users. We are hoping that you will find the add-on useful for quickly visualizing the recent edit history of an article!

What's next for WikiTrust

In the short term, we are working on covering additional languages of the Wikipedia project. The biggest challenge will be supporting the English Wikipedia, for which there is no data dump available; we are trying to work around that problem.

Longer term, we plan to experiment with additional measures of author contribution and how to present them in a useful way to Wikipedia readers.

About the Developers

Developer Information
Name Bo Adler
Homepage http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~thumper/
User since March 14, 2009
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Who is Bo Adler?

I am a PhD candidate at the University of California in Santa
Cruz, studying text evolution and reputation systems for Wikipedia.
My research group works on the WikiTrust project,
an add-on to Wikipedia that assists users to determine the likely
trustworthiness of the text in articles on the Wikipedia. I'm also
working as a researcher at Fujitsu Labs of America, currently
investigating data-driven health care technologies enabled by
pervasive medical sensors for self-monitoring.

Developer Information
Name Luca de Alfaro
Homepage http://luca.dealfaro.org
User since January 19, 2010
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Who is Luca de Alfaro?

I am one of the developers of WikiTrust: my interests include reputations systems, on-line collaboration, game theory, and software verification. I am currently at Google, on leave from UC Santa Cruz; I also have a personal home page.

Developer Information
Name Ian P
User since April 6, 2009
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars