Grants:IdeaLab/Web of Trust + AI
What is the problem you're trying to solve?Edit
I'd like to stop users from getting harassed on the internet.
What is your solution?Edit
Build a web of trust on top of Wikipedia. There should be different levels. For example, if you know someone personally and can vouch for them this should be the highest level. Penalize not just the violator, but also those that trusted him or her if there is harassment. In addition to this, use machine learning to gauge whether a message or edit is potentially a "hot" word ("bitch", "whore", etc). Use standard machine learning techniques (ROC curves, Factor Analysis / PCA, etc) to achieve ever increasing accuracy in determining whether a comment is harassing. When unsure, use a volunteer to assess. Make the data sets open so that everyone can expand on the techniques used.
About the idea creatorEdit
I'm a Software developer from Canada with experience in Linux based web development and machine learning.
Expand your ideaEdit
Would a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation help make your idea happen? You can expand this idea into a grant proposal.