|Published in||International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics|
|Keyword(s)||Wikipedia, Wiki, Statistics, Informetrics, Webometrics, Cybermetrics (Extra: growth, namespaces, talk pages, disambiguation, redirects)|
|Concept(s)||exponential growth, log-normal distribution, Power law, Lotka's law|
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Measuring Wikipedia is a 2005 conference paper written in English by Jakob Voss and published in International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics.
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.
This publication has 12 references. Only those references related to wikis are included here:
- "Lexical Authorities in an Encyclopedic Corpus: a Case Study with Wikipedia" (create it!)
- "Phantom authority, self–selective recruitment and retention of members in virtual communities: The case of Wikipedia"
- "Wikipedia as Participatory Journalism: Reliable Sources? Metrics for evaluating collaborative media as a news resource"
- "Multiauthor papers on the rise" (create it!)
- "Bibliothek, Information und Dokumentation in der Wikipedia" (create it!)
- "Multiauthorship in three oncologic scientific journals" (create it!)
- "Wikipedia Sociographics" (create it!)
Cited byThis publication has 16 citations. Only those publications available in WikiPapers are shown here:
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- Researching Wikipedia ‐ Current approaches and new directions
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- Um método automático para estimativa da qualidade de enciclopédias colaborativas on-line: um estudo de caso sobre a Wikipédia
- Visual analysis of controversy in user-generated encyclopedias
- What We Know About Wikipedia: A Review of the Literature Analyzing the Project(s)
- Who integrates the networks of knowledge in Wikipedia?
- WikiPapers, una recopilación colaborativa de literatura sobre wikis usando MediaWiki y su extensión semántica
- Wikibooks and Wikibookians: Loosely Coupled Community or a Choice for Future Textbooks?
- Wikipedia research and tools: Review and comments