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A composite calculation for author activity in Wikis: Accuracy needed
Abstract Researchers of computer science and socialResearchers of computer science and social science are increasingly interested in the Social Web and its applications. To improve existing infrastructures, to evaluate the success of available services, and to build new virtual communities and their applications, an understanding of dynamics and evolution of inherent social and informational structures is essential. One key question is how communities which exist in these applications are structured in terms of author contributions. Are there similar contribution patterns in different applications? For example, does the so called onion model revealed from open source software communities apply to Social Web applications as well? In this study, author contributions in the open content project Wikipedia are investigated. Previous studies to evaluate author contributions mainly concentrate on editing activities. Extending this approach, the added significant content and investigation of which author groups contribute the majority of content in terms of activity and significance are considered. Furthermore, the social information space is described by a dynamic collaboration network and the topic coverage of authors is analyzed. In contrast to existing approaches, the position of an author in a social network is incorporated. Finally, a new composite calculation to evaluate author contributions in Wikis is proposed. The action, the content contribution, and the connectedness of an author are integrated into one equation in order to evaluate author activity.tion in order to evaluate author activity.
Abstractsub Researchers of computer science and socialResearchers of computer science and social science are increasingly interested in the Social Web and its applications. To improve existing infrastructures, to evaluate the success of available services, and to build new virtual communities and their applications, an understanding of dynamics and evolution of inherent social and informational structures is essential. One key question is how communities which exist in these applications are structured in terms of author contributions. Are there similar contribution patterns in different applications? For example, does the so called onion model revealed from open source software communities apply to Social Web applications as well? In this study, author contributions in the open content project Wikipedia are investigated. Previous studies to evaluate author contributions mainly concentrate on editing activities. Extending this approach, the added significant content and investigation of which author groups contribute the majority of content in terms of activity and significance are considered. Furthermore, the social information space is described by a dynamic collaboration network and the topic coverage of authors is analyzed. In contrast to existing approaches, the position of an author in a social network is incorporated. Finally, a new composite calculation to evaluate author contributions in Wikis is proposed. The action, the content contribution, and the connectedness of an author are integrated into one equation in order to evaluate author activity.tion in order to evaluate author activity.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1109/WI-IAT.2009.19  +
Has author Claudia Muller-Birn + , Janette Lehmann + , Sabina Jeschke +
Has extra keyword Dynamic collaborations + , One-equation + , Open content + , Open source software community + , Social information + , Social Networks + , Virtual community + , WEB application + , Wikipedia + , Virtual reality + , Rating +
Isbn 9780769538013  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 84–91  +
Published in Proceedings - 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, WI 2009 +
Title A composite calculation for author activity in Wikis: Accuracy needed +
Type conference paper  +
Volume 1  +
Year 2009 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 November 2014 16:55:15  +
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DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2009  +
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