Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Artificial Intelligence, Wikipedia stub pages, Cutting Edge of Information, paraphrasing, machine translation
I imagine a reference similar to Wikipedia. call it "wishipedia" where the result answer would be auto generated at first arrival if the page does not exist, but allow algorithmic and user edits. In a single keyword scenario then there would be a 1 to 1 relationship with that Wikipedia wiki page.
This would be a valuable resource at the "cutting edge of information". Think of immature Wikipedia stub pages as seeds. When a user arrives to a stub page, little or no real information is present at Wikipedia. Since the page is mostly blank, this discourages user participation. Wishipedia would provide a little more structure with a template similar to a "fill in the blank question." This should lower the barrier to enter information. This would also invoke more game dynamics.
The key here is not to replace Wikipedia but to give more traction to information sitting on the cutting edge. This Wishipedia page can then be fed back into Wikipedia and follow the normal review process.
a new kind of knowledge" More fuzzy, less clear, a little erroneous, but another small step yielding complex patterns toward the future of Artificial Intelligence.