|Visual analysis of controversy in user-generated encyclopedias|
|Author(s)||Ulrik Brandes, Jürgen Lerner|
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|Keyword(s)||Wikipedia, social network analysis, controversy|
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Wikipedia is a large and rapidly growing Web-based collaborative authoring environment, where anyone on the Internet can create, modify, and delete pages about encyclopedic topics. A remarkable property of some Wikipedia pages is that they are written by up to thousands of authors who may have contradicting opinions. In this paper, we show that a visual analysis of the 'who revises whom'-network gives deep insight into controversies. We propose a set of analysis and visualization techniques that reveal the dominant authors of a page, the roles they play, and the alters they confront. Thereby we provide tools to understand how Wikipedia authors collaborate in the presence of controversy.
This publication has 12 references. Only those references related to wikis are included here:
- "Overcoming the brittleness bottleneck using Wikipedia: Enhancing text categorization with encyclopedic knowledge"
- "Revision and co-revision in Wikipedia" (create it!)
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