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Evolution of wikipedia's category structure
Abstract Wikipedia, as a social phenomenon of collaWikipedia, as a social phenomenon of collaborative knowledge creation, has been studied extensively from various points of view. The category system of Wikipedia, introduced in 2004, has attracted relatively little attention. In this study, we focus on the documentation of knowledge, and the transformation of this documentation with time. We take Wikipedia as a sample of knowledge in general and its category system as an aspect of the structure of this knowledge. We investigate the evolution of the category structure of the English Wikipedia from its birth in 2004 to 2008. We treat the category system as if it is a hierarchical Knowledge Organization System, capturing the changes in the distributions of the top categories. We investigate how the clustering of articles, defined by the category system, matches the direct link network between the articles and show how it changes over time. We find the Wikipedia category network mostly stable, but with occasional reorganization. We show that the clustering matches the link structure quite well, except short periods preceding the reorganizations.ort periods preceding the reorganizations.
Abstractsub Wikipedia, as a social phenomenon of collaWikipedia, as a social phenomenon of collaborative knowledge creation, has been studied extensively from various points of view. The category system of Wikipedia, introduced in 2004, has attracted relatively little attention. In this study, we focus on the documentation of knowledge, and the transformation of this documentation with time. We take Wikipedia as a sample of knowledge in general and its category system as an aspect of the structure of this knowledge. We investigate the evolution of the category structure of the English Wikipedia from its birth in 2004 to 2008. We treat the category system as if it is a hierarchical Knowledge Organization System, capturing the changes in the distributions of the top categories. We investigate how the clustering of articles, defined by the category system, matches the direct link network between the articles and show how it changes over time. We find the Wikipedia category network mostly stable, but with occasional reorganization. We show that the clustering matches the link structure quite well, except short periods preceding the reorganizations.ort periods preceding the reorganizations.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1142/S0219525912500683  +
Has author Krzystztof Suchecki + , Salah A.A.A. + , Cheng Gao + , Andrea Scharnhorst +
Has keyword Classification systems + , Evolution + , Knowledge organization + , Wikipedia +
Issn 2195259  +
Issue SUPPL. 1  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Published in Advances in Complex Systems +
Title Evolution of wikipedia's category structure +
Type journal article  +
Volume 15  +
Year 2012 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 16:30:02  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 16:30:02  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2012  +
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