First place in the competition for doctoral dissertations of the PUEB Foundation

In the jubilee 15th edition of the PUE Foundation competition for the best doctoral dissertations defended at the Poznań University of Economics and Business in the 2018/2019 academic year, the work “The method of comparing and enriching information in multilingual wikis based on the analysis of their quality” took the first place. The PhD thesis was assessed according to the following criteria: the scientific value of the dissertation, the originality of the research issues undertaken in the dissertation, the importance of the issues for economic and social practice, the ability to select and use sources, knowledge of the world literature on the subject, formal side of the work.

The doctoral thesis describes the method of automatic evaluation of information quality in Wikipedia, and the method of automatic comparison and enrichment of various language versions of this world encyclopedia with information of the highest quality. Quality assessment models were built from open data over 10 terabytes using machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms.

Thesis supervisor: Prof. Witold Abramowicz; auxiliary supervisor: Prof. Krzysztof Węcel.