List of research areas

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This is a list of research areas in wikis.

Authorship[edit]

Main article: Authorship.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Bots Nicht-menschliche Mitglieder der Wikipedia-Gemeinschaft German 2010
Textual curators and writing machines: authorial agency in encyclopedias, print to digital English July 2009
Wiki Trust Metrics based on Phrasal Analysis WikiSym English 2008
Who writes Wikipedia? English 4 September 2006
Internet encyclopaedias go head to head Nature English 14 December 2005
2005
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Community, policies, social structure and organization[edit]

Main articles: Community, Principles, Policies.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Kommunikation für Experten: Kulturelle Gedächtnisorganisationen und vernetzte Arbeitsgemeinschaften EVA 2011 Berlin German 9 November 2011
Handling flammable materials: Wikipedia biographies of living persons as contentious objects IConference English 2011
Participation in Wikipedia's article deletion processes WikiSym English 2011
Wikipedia's "Neutral Point of View": Settling Conflict through Ambiguity The Information Society English 2011
Content hole search in community-type content using Wikipedia IiWAS English 2009
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Coverage and bias[edit]

Main articles: Coverage, Bias.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
In Search of the Ur-Wikipedia: Universality, Similarity, and Translation in the Wikipedia Inter-Language Link Network WikiSym English August 2012
Accuracy and completeness of drug information in Wikipedia: an assessment Journal of the Medical Library Association English October 2011
Places on the map and in the cloud: representations of locality and geography in Wikipedia WikiSym English 2011
Wikipedia as a Data Source for Political Scientists: Accuracy and Completeness of Coverage PS: Political Science & Politics English 2011
What’s on Wikipedia and What’s Not... ? Social Science Computer Review English February 2009
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Culture and language[edit]

Main articles: Culture, Language.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Manypedia: Comparing Language Points of View of Wikipedia Communities WikiSym English August 2012
Negotiating Cultural Values in Social Media: A Case Study from Wikipedia HICSS English 2012
Sustainable multilingual communication: Managing multilingual content using free and open source content management systems English May 2011
Exploring linguistic points of view of Wikipedia WikiSym English 2011
Encouraging language students to contribute inflection data to Wiktionary WikiSym English 2010
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Datasets[edit]

Main article: List of datasets.


Demography[edit]

Main article: Demography.



Gender[edit]

Main article: Gender.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Emotions under Discussion: Gender, Status and Communication in Online Collaboration PLOS One 2014
Is Wikipedia a Relevant Model for E-Learning? English 2013
Conflict, criticism, or confidence: an empirical examination of the gender gap in wikipedia contributions Computer-Supported Cooperative Work English 2012
Gender differences in Wikipedia editing WikiSym English 2011
WikiTrip: animated visualization over time of gender and geo-location of wikipedians who edited a page English 2011


GLAM[edit]

Main article: GLAM.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Análisis de enlaces hacia Bibliotecas y Archivos Digitales de Patrimonio Cultural desde Wikipedia en español y catalán BiD: textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació Spanish July 2012
Wiki Loves Monuments 2011: the experience in Spain and reflections regarding the diffusion of cultural heritage Digithum Spanish
Catalan
English
May 2012
Wikipedia Lover, Not a Hater: Harnessing Wikipedia to Increase the Discoverability of Library Resources Journal of Web Librarianship English 2012
To Wiki or Not to Wiki? Museum English September 2011
Enriching Wikimedia Commons: A Virtuous Circle Wikimedia blog English
Spanish
27 January 2010
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History[edit]

Main article: History.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
An Introductory Historical Contextualization of Online Creation Communities for the Building of Digital Commons: The Emergence of a Free Culture Movement Proceedings of the 6th Open Knowledge Conference English June 2011
Collective memory building in Wikipedia: The case of North African uprisings WikiSym English 2011
The nature of historical representation on Wikipedia: Dominant or alterative historiography? J. Am. Soc. Inf. Sci. Technol. English 2011


Image processing[edit]

Main article: Image processing.



Learning, teaching, education[edit]

Main articles: Learning, Teaching, Education.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Is Wikipedia a Relevant Model for E-Learning? English 2013
The victorian web and the victorian course wiki: comparing the educational effectiveness of identical assignments in web 1.0 and web 2.0 HT English 2011
Time to underpin Wikipedia wisdom Nature English 9 December 2010
GRF wiki UOC. Trabajo colectivo, colaboración y evaluación Congreso de la Cibersociedad Spanish 2009
Scaffolding critical thinking in Wikibook creation as a learning task English 2009
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Literature reviews[edit]

Main articles: Literature review, Systematic literature review, List of literature reviews.

Several literature reviews have been conducted but the rapid growth of the number of wiki research publications makes this task very hard. According to (Nielsen, 2011) "well over 1,000 reports have been published in the field" but other estimations are even higher. As of September 2014, WikiPapers includes information about 2,317 publications.

Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Estado del arte de la investigación sobre wikis University of Cádiz Spanish December 2012
What We Know About Wikipedia: A Review of the Literature Analyzing the Project(s) Social Science Research Network English 7 May 2012
The people's encyclopedia under the gaze of the sages: a systematic review of scholarly research on Wikipedia English 2012
A Wikipedia Literature Review English 2011
Wikipedia research and tools: Review and comments English 2011
A Brief Review of Studies of Wikipedia in Peer-Reviewed Journals Third International Conference on Digital Society English 2009
Protocol for a systematic literature review of research on the Wikipedia International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems English 2009
Researching Wikipedia ‐ Current approaches and new directions Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology English 2006
Measuring Wikipedia International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics English 2005
Supporting knowledge management in organizations with conversational technologies: Discussion forums, weblogs, and wikis Journal of Database Management English April 2004


Motivations and incentives[edit]

Main article: Motivations.

Editors have different motivations to collaborate. Some surveys have thrown some light to this question but the issue remains complex.

Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
The people's encyclopedia under the gaze of the sages: a systematic review of scholarly research on Wikipedia English 2012
Don't bite the newbies: how reverts affect the quantity and quality of Wikipedia work WikiSym English 2011
Feedback mechanisms and their impact on motivation to contribute to wikis in higher education WikiSym English 2011
Modifier Wikipédia : un exercice de FLE The review of inquiry and research 93, 237-246 2011
Beyond vandalism: Wikipedia trolls Journal of Information Science English 2010
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Preservation[edit]

Main article: Preservation.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Urobe: a prototype for wiki preservation 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects English 2010


Natural Language Processing[edit]

Main article: Natural Language Processing.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Using Wikipedia to develop language resources: WordNet 3.0 in Catalan and Spanish Digithum English
Catalan
May 2012
Fast and Accurate Annotation of Short Texts with Wikipedia Pages IEEE Softw. English 2012
The people's encyclopedia under the gaze of the sages: a systematic review of scholarly research on Wikipedia English 2012
Wikipedia Vandalism Detection: Combining Natural Language, Metadata, and Reputation Features Lecture notes in computer science English February 2011
Cultural Configuration of Wikipedia: measuring Autoreferentiality in Different Languages Proceedings of Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, 2011, pg. 316--322 2011
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Prediction[edit]

Main article: Prediction.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Early Prediction of Movie Box Office Success based on Wikipedia Activity Big Data English 2012
Seeking health information online: does Wikipedia matter? Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA English 2009


Quality[edit]

Main article: Quality.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Assessing the accuracy and quality of Wikipedia entries compared to popular online encyclopaedias English 2 August 2012
Classifying Wikipedia Articles Using Network Motif Counts and Ratios WikiSym English August 2012
Mutual Evaluation of Editors and Texts for Assessing Quality of Wikipedia Articles WikiSym English August 2012
A Breakdown of Quality Flaws in Wikipedia 2nd Joint WICOW/AIRWeb Workshop on Web Quality (WebQuality 12) English 2012
Doctors use, but don’t rely totally on, Wikipedia English 2012
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Readership[edit]

Main article: Readership.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Doctors use, but don’t rely totally on, Wikipedia English 2012


Recommender systems[edit]

Main article: Recommender systems.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Using Wikipedia to boost collaborative filtering techniques RecSys English 2011
Article Recommendation Based on a Topic Model for Wikipedia Selection for Schools English 2008
Does Wikipedia Information Help Netflix Predictions? ICMLA English 2008
SuggestBot: using intelligent task routing to help people find work in Wikipedia English 2007


Semantic wikis[edit]

Main article: Semantic wiki.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
WikiPapers, una recopilación colaborativa de literatura sobre wikis usando MediaWiki y su extensión semántica IV Jornadas Predoctorales de la ESI Spanish December 2012
Computational reputation model based on selecting consensus choices: An empirical study on semantic wiki platform Expert Syst. Appl. English 2012
A semantic wiki for user training in ePrescribing processes PETRA English 2011
Annotating software documentation in semantic wikis ESAIR English 2011
Experiences with Semantic Wikis for Architectural Knowledge Management WICSA English 2011
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Wikis as social networks[edit]

Main article: Social network.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Experimental Implementation of a M2M System Controlled by a Wiki Network Applied Computing and Information Technology, Studies in Computational Intelligence English 2014
Demonstration of a Loosely Coupled M2M System Using Arduino, Android and Wiki Software The 38th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) English 22 October 2013
A M2M system using Arduino, Android and Wiki Software IIAI ESKM English September 2012
Breaking news on wikipedia: dynamics, structures, and roles in high-tempo collaboration Computer-Supported Cooperative Work English 2012
Social capital increases efficiency of collaboration among Wikipedia editors HT English 2011
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Technical infrastructure[edit]

Main article: Technical infrastructure.


Tools[edit]

Main article: List of tools.


Usability[edit]

Main articles: Usability, Wikitext.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Enhancing Wikipedia Editing with WAI-ARIA USAB English 2009
Exploring the effects of experience on wiki anxiety and wiki usability: an online study BCS-HCI English 2009
Is Wikipedia usable for the blind? W4A English 2008
Making Wikipedia editing easier for the blind NordiCHI English 2008
Are Wikis Usable? WikiSym English 2005


Vandalism and spam[edit]

Main articles: Vandalism, Spam.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Etiquette in Wikipedia: Weening New Editors into Productive Ones WikiSym English August 2012
Automatic Vandalism Detection in Wikipedia with Active Associative Classification Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2012
Autonomous Link Spam Detection in Purely Collaborative Environments WikiSym English October 2011
Link Spamming Wikipedia for Profit CEAS '11: Proc. of the 8th Annual Collaboration, Electronic Messaging, Anti-Abuse, and Spam Conference English September 2011
Multilingual Vandalism Detection using Language-Independent & Ex Post Facto Evidence PAN-CLEF English September 2011
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Visualization[edit]

Main article: Visualization.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Art History on Wikipedia, a Macroscopic Observation ArXiv English 20 April 2013
Learning-Oriented Assessment of Wiki Contributions: How to Assess Wiki Contributions in a Higher Education Learning Setting International Conference on Computer Supported Education English 2011
VisualWikiCurator: a corporate Wiki plugin CHI EA English 2011
ThinkFree: using a visual Wiki for IT knowledge management in a tertiary institution WikiSym English 2010
VikiBuilder: end-user specification and generation of visual wikis ASE English 2010
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Wiki engines[edit]

Main article: Wiki engine.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Análisis de la incorporación de una plataforma wiki a la docencia de la asignatura "nuevas tecnologías de la información" Revista de Docencia Universitaria Spanish 16 January 2010
MediaWiki Tramullas, J. y Garrido, P. (coords.), Software libre para servicios de información digital. Madrid: Prentice Hall, Spanish
Multilingual
2006


Wikifarms[edit]

Main article: Wikifarms.
Title Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Estado del arte de la investigación sobre wikis University of Cádiz Spanish December 2012
Beyond Wikipedia: Coordination and Conflict in Online Production Groups Computer-Supported Cooperative Work English 2010