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Vandalism API released!

posted Jul 16, 2010, 9:19 AM by Luca de Alfaro
We released a simple vandalism web API that allows to estimate which revisions of the Wikipedia are vandalism.

You can use the API to filter out vandalism from a set of revisions, or to decide which Wikipedia revisions to inspect to help fight vandalism. 

Our main use for this API will be to enable the selection, for each Wikipedia page, of a recent, non-vandalized revision.  This revision can be included in static compilations of Wikipedia content, such as those that the Wikipedia 1.0 project aims at producing, or it can be displayed to users in place of the most recent revision, in contexts where it is important not to expose users to vandalism (elementary schools, for instance).