Size matters: Word count as a measure of quality on Wikipedia
|Size matters: Word count as a measure of quality on Wikipedia|
|Published in||Proceeding of the 17th International Conference on World Wide Web 2008, WWW'08|
|Keyword(s)||Information quality, Wikipedia, Word count (Extra: Complex methods, Information quality, Wikipedia, Word count, Internet, World Wide Web)|
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Size matters: Word count as a measure of quality on Wikipedia is a 2008 conference paper written in English by Blumenstock J.E. and published in Proceeding of the 17th International Conference on World Wide Web 2008, WWW'08.
Wikipedia, "the free encyclopedia", now contains over two million English articles, and is widely regarded as a high-quality, authoritative encyclopedia. Some Wikipedia articles, however, are of questionable quality, and it is not always apparent to the visitor which articles are good and which are bad. We propose a simple metric - word count - for measuring article quality. In spite of its striking simplicity, we show that this metric significantly outperforms the more complex methods described in related work.
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