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. (doi:10.1145/2740908.2745937).


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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1145/2740908.2745937
Venue - Dates: Web Science Track, World Wide Web Conference, Italy, 2015-05-18 - 2015-05-22
Keywords: Wikipedia, WikiProjects, social machines
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Organisations: Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 377764
Date :
Date Event
23 May 2015Published
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 12:20
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 05:59
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