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Emotions and dialogue in a peer-production community: The case of Wikipedia David Laniado
Andreas Kaltenbrunner
Carlos Castillo
Morell M.F.
WikiSym 2012 English 2012 This paper presents a large-scale analysis of emotions in conversations among Wikipedia editors. Our focus is on the emotions expressed by editors in talk pages, measured by using the Affective Norms for English Words (ANEW). We find evidence that to a large extent women tend to participate in discussions with a more positive tone, and that administrators are more positive than non-administrators. Surprisingly, female non-administrators tend to behave like administrators in many aspects. We observe that replies are on average more positive than the comments they reply to, preventing many discussions from spiralling down into conflict. We also find evidence of emotional homophily: editors having similar emotional styles are more likely to interact with each other. Our findings offer novel insights into the emotional dimension of interactions in peer-production communities, and contribute to debates on issues such as the flattening of editor growth and the gender gap. 0 0
Emotions and dialogue in a peer-production community: the case of Wikipedia David Laniado
Carlos Castillo
Andreas Kaltenbrunner
Mayo Fuster Morell
WikiSym English 2012 This paper presents a large-scale analysis of emotions in conversations among Wikipedia editors. Our focus is on the emotions expressed by editors in talk pages, measured by using the Affective Norms for English Words (ANEW).

We find evidence that to a large extent women tend to participate in discussions with a more positive tone, and that administrators are more positive than non-administrators. Surprisingly, female non-administrators tend to behave like administrators in many aspects.

We observe that replies are on average more positive than the comments they reply to, preventing many discussions from spiralling down into conflict. We also find evidence of emotional homophily: editors having similar emotional styles are more likely to interact with each other.

Our findings offer novel insights into the emotional dimension of interactions in peer-production communities, and contribute to debates on issues such as the flattening of editor growth and the gender gap.
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Discussion about translation in Wikipedia Ari Hautasaari
Toru Ishida
Proceedings - 2011 2nd International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2011 English 2011 Discussion pages in individual Wikipedia articles are a channel for communication and collaboration between Wikipedia contributors. Although discussion pages contribute to a large portion of the online encyclopedia, there have been relatively few in-depth studies conducted on the type of communication and collaboration in the multilingual Wikipedia, especially regarding translation activities. This paper reports the results on an analysis of discussion about translation in the Finnish, French and Japanese Wikipedias. The analysis results highlight the main problems in Wikipedia translation requiring interaction with the community. Unlike reported in previous works, community interaction in Wikipedia translation focuses on solving problems in source referencing, proper nouns and transliteration in articles, rather than mechanical translation of words and sentences. Based on these findings we propose future directions for supporting translation activities in Wikipedia. 0 0
Hot off the Wiki: Dynamics, Practices, and Structures in Wikipedia’s Coverage of the Tōhoku Catastrophes Brian Keegan
Darren Gergle
Darren Contractor
WikiSym English 2011 Wikipedia editors are uniquely motivated to collaborate around current and breaking news events. However, the speed, urgency, and intensity with which these collaborations unfold also impose a substantial burden on editors’ abilities to effectively coordinate tasks and process information. We analyze the patterns of activity on Wikipedia following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami to understand the dynamics of editor attention and participation, novel practices employed to collaborate on these articles, and the resulting coauthorship structures which emerge between editors and articles. Our findings have implications for supporting future coverage of breaking news articles, theorizing about motivations to participate in online community, and illuminating Wikipedia’s potential role in storing cultural memories of catastrophe. 0 0
Lessons from the classroom: Successful techniques for teaching wikis using Wikipedia Frank Schulenburg
LiAnna Davis
Max Klein
WikiSym 2011 Conference Proceedings - 7th Annual International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration English 2011 In the fall of 2010, the Wikimedia Foundation partnered with faculty from several top universities to introduce wiki techonology and Wikipedia into class assignments of public policy related subjects. Through assignments based in Wikipedia students improved skills in collaboration, critical thinking, expository writing, media literacy, and technology fluency. In video interviews, students describe their experience and the learning objectives emerged through the Wikipedia assignment. Many students also commented on the satisfaction in producing a research document that had value beyond a grade. Professor Max Klein explains the success of his classroom use of a WikiProject page as a springboard for class discussion and homework assignments. Workshop participants experience some of the Wikipedia training modules through activities. This interactive workshop discloses some successes and failures of the Initiative and details specifically what makes a successful Wikipediaediting assignment. 0 0
Lessons from the classroom: successful techniques for teaching wikis using Wikipedia Frank Schulenburg
LiAnna Davis
Max Klein
WikiSym English 2011 0 0
Supporting Multilingual Discussion for Wikipedia Translation Noriyuki Ishida
Toshiyuki Takasaki
Masanobu Ishimatsu
Toru Ishida
CULTURE-COMPUTING English 2011 0 0
Supporting multilingual discussion for Wikipedia translation Noriyuki Ishida
Toshiyuki Takasaki
Masanobu Ishimatsu
Toru Ishida
Proceedings - 2011 2nd International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2011 English 2011 Nowadays Wikipedia has become useful contents on the Web. However, there are great differences among the number of the articles from language to language. Some people try to increase the numbers by the translation, where they should have a discussion (regarding the discussion about the translation itself) because there are some specific words or phrases in an article. They can make use of machine translation in order to participate in the discussion with their own language, which leads to some problems. In this paper, we present the algorithm "Meta Translation", to keep the designated segments untranslated, and to add the description into it. 0 0
Understanding and improving Wikipedia article discussion spaces Jodi Schneider
Alexandre Passant
John G. Breslin
SAC English 2011 0 1
Understanding collaboration in Wikipedia Royce Kimmons First Monday English 2011 Wikipedia stands as an undeniable success in online participation and collaboration. However, previous attempts at studying collaboration within Wikipedia have focused on simple metrics like rigor (i.e., the number of revisions in an article’s revision history) and diversity (i.e., the number of authors that have contributed to a given article) or have made generalizations about collaboration within Wikipedia based upon the content validity of a few select articles. By looking more closely at metrics associated with each extant Wikipedia article (N=3,427,236) along with all revisions (N=225,226,370), this study attempts to understand what collaboration within Wikipedia actually looks like under the surface. Findings suggest that typical Wikipedia articles are not rigorous, in a collaborative sense, and do not reflect much diversity in the construction of content and macro–structural writing, leading to the conclusion that most articles in Wikipedia are not reflective of the collaborative efforts of the community but, rather, represent the work of relatively few contributors. 8 1
When the Wikipedians Talk: Network and Tree Structure of Wikipedia Discussion Pages David Laniado
Riccardo Tasso
Yana Volkovich
Andreas Kaltenbrunner
ICWSM English 2011 Talk pages play a fundamental role in Wikipedia as the place for discussion and communication. In this work we use the comments on these pages to extract and study three networks, corresponding to different kinds of interactions. We find evidence of a specific assortativity profile which differentiates article discussions from personal conversations. An analysis of the tree structure of the article talk pages allows to capture patterns of interaction, and reveals structural differences among the discussions about articles from different semantic areas. 0 2
As relações de poder entre editores da Wikipédia Paulo Henrique Souto Maior Serrano IX Encontro do Círculo de Estudos Linguísticos do Sul Portuguese October 2010 The collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia is guided by several policies, recommendations and standards, developed by its community of users from five basic principles: 1) encyclopedist, 2) the neutral point of view, 3) free license, 4) how to conduct encrypted, 5) freedom in the rules (Wikipedia: 2009b). This article analyses through the greimasian´s and tensive semiotics the application of the five principles in the discussion of conflicting entries. 0 0
A Content Analysis: How Wikipedia Talk Pages Are Used Jodi Schneider
Alexandre Passant
John G. Breslin
Web Science Conference English 2010 0 0
Enhancing mediawiki talk pages with semantics for better coordination a proposal Jodi Schneider
Alexandre Passant
Breslin J.G.
CEUR Workshop Proceedings English 2010 This paper presents a 15-item classification for MediaWiki Talk pages comments, associated with a new lightweight ontology that extends SIOC to represent these categories.We discuss how this ontology can enhance MediaWiki Talk pages, with RDFa, making content of such pages easier to parse and to understand. 0 0
Design Alternatives for a MediaWiki to Support Collaborative Writing in Higher Education Classes Sumonta Kasemvilas
Lorne Olfman
Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology English 2009 Constructivist learning mechanisms such as collaborative writing have emerged as a result of the development of Web 2.0 technologies. We define the term mandatory collaborative writing to describe a writing activity where the group has a firm deadline. Our study focuses on how a wiki can fully support mandatory group writing. The motivation of this design science research study emerges from a graduate Knowledge Management class assignment to write a wiki book. The project outcome shows that the wiki instance used for the project, MediaWiki, could better facilitate the process with a set of extensions that support discussion, evaluation, and project management. We outline designs for these mechanisms: 1) a discussion mechanism that changes the way users discuss content on a wiki page and increases group awareness; 2) an evaluation mechanism that provides a tool for the instructor to monitor and assess students’ performance; and 3) a project management tool that increases awareness of the status of each component of the writing project and provides an overall summary of the project. A demonstration of the principles to a focus group provided a basic proof of the validity of these mechanisms. 16 1
Measuring Wikipedia Jakob Voss International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics English 2005 Wikipedia, an international project that uses Wiki software to collaboratively create an encyclopaedia, is becoming more and more popular. Everyone can directly edit articles and every edit is recorded. The version history of all articles is freely available and allows a multitude of examinations. This paper gives an overview on Wikipedia research. Wikipedia's fundamental components, i.e. articles, authors, edits, and links, as well as content and quality are analysed. Possibilities of research are explored including examples and first results. Several characteristics that are found in Wikipedia, such as exponential growth and scale-free networks are already known in other context. However the Wiki architecture also possesses some intrinsic specialties. General trends are measured that are typical for all Wikipedias but vary between languages in detail. 12 16
Studying cooperation and conflict between authors with history flow visualizations Fernanda B. Viégas
Martin Wattenberg
Kushal Dave
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems English 2004 The Internet has fostered an unconventional and powerful style of collaboration: “wiki” web sites, where every visitor has the power to become an editor. In this paper we investigate the dynamics of Wikipedia, a prominent, thriving wiki. We make three contributions. First, we introduce a new exploratory data analysis tool, the history flow visualization, which is effective in revealing patterns within the wiki context and which we believe will be useful in other collaborative situations as well. Second, we discuss several collaboration patterns highlighted by this visualization tool and corroborate them with statistical analysis. Third, we discuss the implications of these patterns for the design and governance of online collaborative social spaces. We focus on the relevance of authorship, the value of community surveillance in ameliorating antisocial behavior, and how authors with competing perspectives negotiate their differences. 3 23