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Poster on faceted trust for HCIR 2007 workshop


  • 1. Authority Facets HCIR 2007 Pete Bell
  • 2. The Wiki authority challenge
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • -Robert McHenry, former Editor in Chief, the Encyclopdia Britannica
  • 3. Faceted authority fairly clean obviously dirty
  • 4. Who is an authority?
  • 5. Authority is not binary
    • Depending on the task at hand,
    • I trust Olaf for finance content but not engineering
    • Phil is often right, but Ill need to confirm it
    • I dont trust Panhead to be accurate, but he might lead me to a good source
  • 6. Faceted authority
    • Reputation
    • Rating
    • Membership in a group
    • Social network link analysis
    • Certifications
    • Skills
    • Seniority
    • Title
  • 7.
  • 8. 2 implementations of faceted authority
    • Records have authority facets> navigate records by authority facets
    • Facets have authority facets> navigate by authority facet of facets