A Characterization of Wikipedia Content Based on Motifs in the Edit Graph

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Title: A Characterization of Wikipedia Content Based on Motifs in the Edit Graph
Authors: Wu, GuangyuHarrigan, MartinCunningham, Pádraig
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/12387
Date: Feb-2011
Online since: 2021-08-09T11:46:16Z
Abstract: Wikipedia works because of the many eyes idea. Good Wikipedia pages are authoritative sources because a number of knowledgeable contributors have collaborated to produce an authoritative article on a topic. In this paper we explore the hypothesis that the extent to which the many eyes idea is true for a specific article can be assessed by looking at the edit graph associated with that article, i.e. the network of contributors and articles. As a first step in this direction we show that different parts of Wikipedia have very different edit graph motif profiles. We show that articles on sociologists (a well-curated part of Wikipedia) are very different to articles on footballers in the English Premiership.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Technical Report
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Computer Science and Informatics
Series/Report no.: UCD CSI Technical Reports; ucd-csi-2011-02
Copyright (published version): 2011 the Authors
Keywords: CrowdsourcingAuthoritativenessSocial network analysisNetwork motif profiles
Other versions: https://web.archive.org/web/20080226040105/http:/csiweb.ucd.ie/Research/TechnicalReports.html
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
Appears in Collections:Computer Science and Informatics Technical Reports

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