Shilad Sen

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Shilad Sen is an author.

Publications

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Getting to the source: Where does wikipedia get its information from? Citations
Policy
Sources
Wikipedia
Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, WikiSym + OpenSym 2013 English 2013 We ask what kinds of sources Wikipedians value most and compare Wikipedia's stated policy on sources to what we observe in practice. We find that primary data sources developed by alternative publishers are both popular and persistent, despite policies that present such sources as inferior to scholarly secondary sources. We also find that Wikipedians make almost equal use of information produced by associations such as nonprofits as from scholarly publishers, with a significant portion coming from government information sources. Our findings suggest the rise of new influential sources of information on the Web but also reinforce the traditional geographic patterns of scholarly publication. This has a significant effect on the goal of Wikipedians to represent "the sum of all human knowledge." Categories and Subject Descriptors H.3.4 [Information Systems]: Systems and SoftwareInformation Networks; H.5.3 [Information Systems]: Group and Organization Interfacescomputer-supported collaborative work General Terms Human Factors, Measurement. Copyright 2010 ACM. 0 0
WP:Clubhouse? An Exploration of Wikipedia’s Gender Imbalance Wikipedia
Collaboration
Gender gap
Content coverage
WikiSym’11 conference 2011 . 0 2
WP:clubhouse? An exploration of Wikipedia's gender imbalance Collaboration
Content coverage
Gender gap
Wikipedia
WikiSym 2011 Conference Proceedings - 7th Annual International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration English 2011 Wikipedia has rapidly become an invaluable destination for millions of information-seeking users. However, media reports suggest an important challenge: only a small fraction of Wikipedia's legion of volunteer editors are female. In the current work, we present a scientific exploration of the gender imbalance in the English Wikipedia's population of editors. We look at the nature of the imbalance itself, its effects on the quality of the encyclopedia, and several conflict-related factors that may be contributing to the gender gap. Our findings confirm the presence of a large gender gap among editors and a corresponding gender-oriented disparity in the content of Wikipedia's articles. Further, we find evidence hinting at a culture that may be resistant to female participation. 0 1
WP:clubhouse?: an exploration of Wikipedia's gender imbalance Wikipedia
Collaboration
Content coverage
Gender gap
WikiSym English 2011 0 1