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Biographical Social Networks on Wikipedia: A cross-cultural study of links that made history
Abstract It is arguable whether history is made by It is arguable whether history is made by great men and women or vice versa, but undoubtably social connections shape history. Analysing Wikipedia, a global collective memory place, we aim to understand how social links are recorded across cultures. Starting with the set of biographies in the English Wikipedia we focus on the networks of links between these biographical articles on the 15 largest language Wikipedias. We detect the most central characters in these networks and point out culture-related peculiarities. Furthermore, we reveal remarkable similarities between distinct groups of language Wikipedias and highlight the shared knowledge about connections between persons across cultures.nnections between persons across cultures.
Abstractsub It is arguable whether history is made by It is arguable whether history is made by great men and women or vice versa, but undoubtably social connections shape history. Analysing Wikipedia, a global collective memory place, we aim to understand how social links are recorded across cultures. Starting with the set of biographies in the English Wikipedia we focus on the networks of links between these biographical articles on the 15 largest language Wikipedias. We detect the most central characters in these networks and point out culture-related peculiarities. Furthermore, we reveal remarkable similarities between distinct groups of language Wikipedias and highlight the shared knowledge about connections between persons across cultures.nnections between persons across cultures.
Arxiv 1204.3799  +
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Has author Pablo Aragón + , Andreas Kaltenbrunner + , David Laniado + , Yana Volkovich +
Has keyword Wikipedia + , Social network analysis + , Cross language studies +
Has remote mirror http://arxiv.org/pdf/1204.3799  +
Has slides http://www.slideshare.net/andreaskaltenbrunner/biographical-social-networks  +
Language English +
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Peer-reviewed Yes  +
Published in WikiSym +
Title Biographical Social Networks on Wikipedia: A cross-cultural study of links that made history +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2012 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 16 July 2012 08:20:56  +
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DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2012  +
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