A Characterization of Wikipedia Content Based on Motifs in the Edit Graph
|Title:||A Characterization of Wikipedia Content Based on Motifs in the Edit Graph||Authors:||Wu, Guangyu; Harrigan, Martin; Cunningham, 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:||Crowdsourcing; Authoritativeness; Social network analysis; Network 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of Item:||Not peer reviewed||This item is made available under a Creative Commons License:||https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/|
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