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|authors=Korfiatis N.Th., Poulos M., Bokos G.
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|title=Evaluating authoritative sources using social networks: An insight from Wikipedia
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|date=2006
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|publishedin=Online Information Review
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|volume=30
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|issue=3
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|page-start=252
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|page-end=262
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|abstract=Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to present an approach to evaluating contributions in collaborative authoring environments, and in particular, Wikis using social network measures. Design/methodology/approach - A social network model for Wikipedia has been constructed, and metrics of importance such as centrality have been defined. Data has been gathered from articles belonging to the same topic using a web crawler, in order to evaluate the outcome of the social network measures in the articles. Findings - Finds that the question of the reliability regarding Wikipedia content is a challenging one and as Wikipedia grows, the problem becomes more demanding, especially for topics with controversial views such as politics or history. Practical implications - It is believed that the approach presented here could be used to improve the authoritativeness of content found in Wikipedia and similar sources. Originality/value - This work tries to develop a network approach to the evaluation of Wiki contributions, and approaches the problem of quality Wikipedia content from a social network point of view.
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|keywords=Encyclopaedias, Social networks
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|extrakeywords=Computer networks, Data acquisition, Mathematical models, Social aspects, World Wide Web, Encyclopaedias, Web crawler, Wikipedia, Computer supported cooperative work
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|issn=14684527
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|doi=10.1108/14684520610675780
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|language=English
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|type=journal article
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