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Future Internet 2012, 4(4), 1086-1104;

Towards Content Neutrality in Wiki Systems

Department of Computer Science, University of Rostock, Albert Einstein Strasse 22, D-18059 Rostock, Germany
Received: 16 October 2012 / Revised: 29 November 2012 / Accepted: 3 December 2012 / Published: 19 December 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from ITA 11)
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The neutral point of view (NPOV) cornerstone of Wikipedia (WP) is challenged for next generation knowledge bases. A case is presented for content neutrality as a new, every point of view (EPOV) guiding principle. The architectural implications of content neutrality are discussed and translated into novel concepts of Wiki architectures. Guidelines for implementing this architecture are presented. Although NPOV is criticized, the contribution avoids ideological controversy and focuses on the benefits of the novel approach. View Full-Text
Keywords: Wiki Systems; distributed Wiki; content neutrality; neutral point of view Wiki Systems; distributed Wiki; content neutrality; neutral point of view
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Cap, C.H. Towards Content Neutrality in Wiki Systems. Future Internet 2012, 4, 1086-1104.

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