Introducing OpenStreetMap User Embeddings: Promising Steps Toward Automated Vandalism and Community Detection

Room: Track 2 - Panels and Workshops
Academic Track 🎓

Sunday, 15:45 UTC
Duration: 20 minutes (plus Q&A)

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  • Jennings Anderson
  • Yinxiao Li

We develop and test user embeddings approaches to vandalism detection in OSM. We successfully demonstrate improvements to previous vandalism detection methods, and additionally how the user embeddings can further be applied to detect different communities of mappers. We validated the embedding model with a prepared vandalism corpus that we are also releasing to the OSM community.