The paper “Filling in Wikipedia’s Citation Shaped Holes” by Kris Jack, Pablo López-García, Maya Hristakeva and Roman Kern (Know-Center) was accepted as a workshop at the renowned 36TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION RETRIEVAL (ECIR 2014).

The paper deals with Wikipedia authors citing external references to support claims made in their articles in order to increase their validity. A large number of claims, however, do not have supporting citations, putting them in question. In this paper, a study in which attempts to retrieve relevant citations for claims using a variety of information retrieval algorithms are described.

The annual European Conference on Information Retrieval is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval. ECIR encourages the submission of high quality research papers on a variety of topics reporting original, previously unpublished results.

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