HCIR Authority Facets

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HCIR Authority Facets

  1. 1. Authority Facets HCIR 2007 Pete Bell
  2. 2. The Wiki authority challenge <ul><li>“ The user who visits Wikipedia to learn about some subject, to confirm some matter of fact, is rather in the position of a visitor to a public restroom. </li></ul><ul><li>It may be obviously dirty, so that he knows to exercise great care, or it may seem fairly clean, so that he may be lulled into a false sense of security. What he certainly does not know is who has used the facilities before him.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Robert McHenry, former Editor in Chief, the Encyclopædia Britannica </li></ul>
  3. 3. Faceted authority “fairly clean” “obviously dirty”
  4. 4. Who is an authority?
  5. 5. Authority is not binary <ul><li>Depending on the task at hand, </li></ul><ul><li>I trust Olaf for finance content but not engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Phil is often right, but I’ll need to confirm it </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t trust Panhead to be accurate, but he might lead me to a good source </li></ul>
  6. 6. Faceted authority <ul><li>Reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Rating </li></ul><ul><li>Membership in a group </li></ul><ul><li>Social network link analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Seniority </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul>
  7. 8. 2 implementations of faceted authority <ul><li>Records have authority facets> navigate records by authority facets </li></ul><ul><li>Facets have authority facets> navigate by authority facet of facets </li></ul>

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