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Using WikiProjects to measure the health of Wikipedia

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Hall, Wendy and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) Using WikiProjects to measure the health of Wikipedia At Web Science Track, World Wide Web Conference, Italy. 18 - 22 May 2015. 6 pp.

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Abstract

In this paper we examine WikiProjects, an emergent, community driven
feature of Wikipedia. We analysed 3.2 million Wikipedia
articles associated with 618 active Wikipedia projects. The dataset
contained the logs of over 115 million article revisions and 15 million
talk entries both representing the activity of 15 million unique
Wikipedians altogether. Our analysis revealed that per WikiProject,
the number of article and talk contributions are increasing,
as are the number of new Wikipedians contributing to individual
WikiProjects. Based on these findings we consider how studying
Wikipedia from a sub-community level may provide a means to
measure Wikipedia activity.

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Published date: 23 May 2015
Venue - Dates: Web Science Track, World Wide Web Conference, Italy, 2015-05-18 - 2015-05-22
Keywords: Wikipedia, WikiProjects, social machines
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 377764
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/377764
PURE UUID: 43bc6919-e024-46e0-91fe-04d726a5325d
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4327-7811

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Date deposited: 17 Jun 2015 12:20
Last modified: 07 Oct 2017 16:04

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Contributors

Author: Ramine Tinati
Author: Markus Luczak-Rösch
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD
Author: Nigel Shadbolt

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