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Quantitative Analysis of the Wikipedia Community of Users
Abstract Many activities of editors in Wikipedia caMany activities of editors in Wikipedia can be traced using its [[database dumps]], which register detailed information about every single change to every article. Several researchers have used this information to gain knowledge about the production process of articles, and about [[activity patterns]] of authors. In this analysis, we have focused on one of those previous works, by Kittur et al. First, we have followed the same methodology with more recent and comprehensive data. Then, we have extended this methodology to precisely identify which fraction of authors are producing most of the changes in Wikipedia's articles, and how the behaviour of these authors evolves over time. This enabled us not only to validate some of the previous results, but also to find new interesting evidences. We have found that the analysis of sysops is not a good method for estimating different levels of contributions, since it is dependent on the policy for electing them (which changes over time and for each language). Moreover, we have found new activity patterns classifying authors by their contributions during specific periods of time, instead of using their total number of contributions over the whole life of Wikipedia. Finally, we present a tool that automates this extended methodology, implementing a quick and complete quantitative analysis ofevery language edition in Wikipedia.sis ofevery language edition in Wikipedia.
Abstractsub Many activities of editors in Wikipedia caMany activities of editors in Wikipedia can be traced using its [[database dumps]], which register detailed information about every single change to every article. Several researchers have used this information to gain knowledge about the production process of articles, and about [[activity patterns]] of authors. In this analysis, we have focused on one of those previous works, by Kittur et al. First, we have followed the same methodology with more recent and comprehensive data. Then, we have extended this methodology to precisely identify which fraction of authors are producing most of the changes in Wikipedia's articles, and how the behaviour of these authors evolves over time. This enabled us not only to validate some of the previous results, but also to find new interesting evidences. We have found that the analysis of sysops is not a good method for estimating different levels of contributions, since it is dependent on the policy for electing them (which changes over time and for each language). Moreover, we have found new activity patterns classifying authors by their contributions during specific periods of time, instead of using their total number of contributions over the whole life of Wikipedia. Finally, we present a tool that automates this extended methodology, implementing a quick and complete quantitative analysis ofevery language edition in Wikipedia.sis ofevery language edition in Wikipedia.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Citeulike 1839985  +
Doi 10.1145/1296951.1296960  +
Has author Felipe Ortega + , Jesús M. González-Barahona +
Has paywall mirror http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1296960  +
Has remote mirror http://www.wikisym.org/ws2007/_publish/Ortega_WikiSym2007_WikipediaQuantitativeAnalysis.pdf  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 6  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 75-86  +
Published in WikiSym +
Title Quantitative Analysis of the Wikipedia Community of Users +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2007 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 29 January 2012 13:02:04  +
Categories Publications without keywords parameter  + , Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Conference papers  + , Publications without references parameter  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 9 September 2012 10:16:18  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2007  +
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