Community annotation in
translational biomedical informatics:
      Lessons from Wikipedia


      Chang Feng Quo gtg801f@...
• What is Wikipedia?

• Lessons from Wikipedia

• The way forward
What is Wikipedia?
The Long Tail




                Chris Anderson, Wired
ca. 09/07




© Robert A. Rohde
ca. 09/07




© Robert A. Rohde
Crowdsourcing
What is Wikipedia?



Long tail economics

  Crowdsourcing
Lessons from Wikipedia

• Ideological           • Operational
 – Community access      – Scalability
 – Consensual reality...
Lessons from Wikipedia

• Ideological           • Operational
 – Community access      – Scalability
 – Consensual reality...
Define and create community access




© 1997-2008 Brian L Dear
Lessons from Wikipedia

• Ideological           • Operational
 – Community access      – Scalability
 – Consensual reality...
The science of (or from?) opinion polls




© 2004 www.coxandforkum.com
Lessons from Wikipedia

• Ideological           • Operational
 – Community access      – Scalability
 – Consensual reality...
© Robert A. Rohde
Lessons from Wikipedia

• Ideological           • Operational
 – Community access      – Scalability
 – Consensual reality...
Lessons from Wikipedia

• Ideological           • Operational
 – Community access      – Scalability
 – Consensual reality...
Garbage in,
Lessons from Wikipedia

• Ideological           • Operational
 – Community access      – Scalability
 – Consensual reality...
Lessons from Wikipedia

• Ideological           • Operational
 – Community access      – Scalability
 – Consensual reality...
The way forward
4 key stages of viable techs

1. Right price

2. Market share

3. Displacement

4. Commoditize
                           ...
Luca Cremonini
Chang Feng Quo - Community annotation in translational bioinformatics: lessons from Wikipedia
Chang Feng Quo - Community annotation in translational bioinformatics: lessons from Wikipedia
Chang Feng Quo - Community annotation in translational bioinformatics: lessons from Wikipedia
Chang Feng Quo - Community annotation in translational bioinformatics: lessons from Wikipedia
Chang Feng Quo - Community annotation in translational bioinformatics: lessons from Wikipedia
Chang Feng Quo - Community annotation in translational bioinformatics: lessons from Wikipedia
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Chang Feng Quo - Community annotation in translational bioinformatics: lessons from Wikipedia

  1. 1. Community annotation in translational biomedical informatics: Lessons from Wikipedia Chang Feng Quo gtg801f@mail.gatech.edu May D Wang, Ph.D. maywang@bme.gatech.edu Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing Open Science Workshop Jan 5th - Jan 9th, 2009 Big Island, Hawai’i
  2. 2. • What is Wikipedia? • Lessons from Wikipedia • The way forward
  3. 3. What is Wikipedia?
  4. 4. The Long Tail Chris Anderson, Wired
  5. 5. ca. 09/07 © Robert A. Rohde
  6. 6. ca. 09/07 © Robert A. Rohde
  7. 7. Crowdsourcing
  8. 8. What is Wikipedia? Long tail economics Crowdsourcing
  9. 9. Lessons from Wikipedia • Ideological • Operational – Community access – Scalability – Consensual reality – Data quality – Editorial outlook – Ownership
  10. 10. Lessons from Wikipedia • Ideological • Operational – Community access – Scalability – Consensual reality – Data quality – Editorial outlook – Ownership
  11. 11. Define and create community access © 1997-2008 Brian L Dear
  12. 12. Lessons from Wikipedia • Ideological • Operational – Community access – Scalability – Consensual reality – Data quality – Editorial outlook – Ownership
  13. 13. The science of (or from?) opinion polls © 2004 www.coxandforkum.com
  14. 14. Lessons from Wikipedia • Ideological • Operational – Community access – Scalability – Consensual reality – Data quality – Editorial outlook – Ownership
  15. 15. © Robert A. Rohde
  16. 16. Lessons from Wikipedia • Ideological • Operational – Community access – Scalability – Consensual reality – Data quality – Editorial outlook – Ownership
  17. 17. Lessons from Wikipedia • Ideological • Operational – Community access – Scalability – Consensual reality – Data quality – Editorial outlook – Ownership
  18. 18. Garbage in,
  19. 19. Lessons from Wikipedia • Ideological • Operational – Community access – Scalability – Consensual reality – Data quality – Editorial outlook – Ownership
  20. 20. Lessons from Wikipedia • Ideological • Operational – Community access – Scalability – Consensual reality – Data quality – Editorial outlook – Ownership
  21. 21. The way forward
  22. 22. 4 key stages of viable techs 1. Right price 2. Market share 3. Displacement 4. Commoditize Chris Anderson, Wired, www.ted.com
  23. 23. Luca Cremonini

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