January 23, 2022

Conference Paper: “Wikipulse-A News Portal Based on Wikipedia”

The following paper will be presented next week at the COINS13 Conference in Santiago Chile.


Wikipulse-A News Portal Based on Wikipedia


Tobias Futterer
University of Bamberg, Germany

Karsten Packmohr
University of Bamberg, Germany

Stefan Schultheiss
University of Bamberg, Germany

Tushah Malhotra
Aalto University, Finland

Harrison Mfula
Aalto University, Finland

Peter A. Gloor


Conference Proceedings (via arXiv.org)


More and more user-generated content is  complementing conventional journalism. While we  don’t think that CNN or New York Times and its  professional journalists will disappear anytime soon,  formidable competition is emerging through humble Wikipedia editors.

In earlier work (Becker 2012), we found that entertainment and sports news appeared on average about two hours earlier on Wikipedia than on  CNN and Reuters online. In this project we build a news-reader that automatically identifies late breaking news among the most recent Wikipedia articles and then displays it on a dedicated Web site.

Direct to Full Text Paper  (7 pages; PDF)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.