Who knows Who knows? You can now play a Facebook application while doing research

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On 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference researchers from Potsdam showed a Facebook application. It is a quiz game and is called Who Knows?

The special thing about it is that the questions are automatically generated from Wikipedia via DBpedia. As users’ interaction with the game is recorded the result may be used to improve the ranking of triple data in Semantic Web applications as well as find errors in Wikipedia/DBpedia.

The background scientific paper is WhoKnows? – Evaluating Linked Data Heuristics with a Quiz that Cleans Up DBpedia. Last author Harald Sack is presently on the top of the high score list.

Another of their Facebook quiz applications is Risq.

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