Grants:IEG/Analytics for socking

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Answering the socking problem
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summaryAnalytics tool that estimates the likelihood that multiple accounts are operated by the same person.
targetEnglish Wikipedia and other Wikipedias
strategic priorityimproving quality
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created on20:51, 9 April 2015 (UTC)



Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

The extensive manipulation of Wikipedia by sockpuppet accounts.

What is your solution?[edit]

An initial feasibility study on a tool that would analyze the total contribution history of two or more editors and generate a rating estimating the likelihood that they are actually the same person.

Optional additional ideas:

  • A tool that proactively identifies large sock networks on Wikipedia by analyzing large volumes of contribution records.
  • A tool that, when a username is entered, analyzes contribution records to identify likely socks.

Project goals[edit]

The tool should identify a large number of socking accounts that would not otherwise be found. It should also improve the accuracy and fairness of SPI cases, by being more accurate than human judgement alone.

Project plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

TBD

Budget[edit]

TBD

Community engagement[edit]

TBD

Measures of success[edit]

TBD

Get involved[edit]

Participants[edit]

Community Notification[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Do you think this project should be selected for an Individual Engagement Grant? Please add your name and rationale for endorsing this project in the list below. (Other constructive feedback is welcome on the talk page of this proposal).

  • Community member: add your name and rationale here.