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Redundancy and collaboration in Wikibooks
Abstract This paper investigates how Wikibooks authThis paper investigates how Wikibooks authors collaborate to create high-quality books. We combined Information Retrieval and statistical techniques to examine the complete multi-year lifecycle of over 50 high-quality Wikibooks. We found that: 1. The presence of redundant material is negatively correlated with collaboration mechanisms; 2. For most books, over 50\% of the content is written by a small core of authors; and 3. Use of collaborative tools (predicted pages and talk pages) is significantly correlated with patterns of redundancy. Non-redundant books are well-planned from the beginning and require fewer talk pages to reach high-quality status. Initially redundant books begin with high redundancy, which drops as soon as authors use coordination tools to restructure the content. Suddenly redundant books display sudden bursts of redundancy that must be resolved, requiring significantly more discussion to reach high-quality status. These findings suggest that providing core authors with effective tools for visualizing and removing redundant material may increase writing speed and improve the book's ultimate quality.d and improve the book's ultimate quality.
Abstractsub This paper investigates how Wikibooks authThis paper investigates how Wikibooks authors collaborate to create high-quality books. We combined Information Retrieval and statistical techniques to examine the complete multi-year lifecycle of over 50 high-quality Wikibooks. We found that: 1. The presence of redundant material is negatively correlated with collaboration mechanisms; 2. For most books, over 50\% of the content is written by a small core of authors; and 3. Use of collaborative tools (predicted pages and talk pages) is significantly correlated with patterns of redundancy. Non-redundant books are well-planned from the beginning and require fewer talk pages to reach high-quality status. Initially redundant books begin with high redundancy, which drops as soon as authors use coordination tools to restructure the content. Suddenly redundant books display sudden bursts of redundancy that must be resolved, requiring significantly more discussion to reach high-quality status. These findings suggest that providing core authors with effective tools for visualizing and removing redundant material may increase writing speed and improve the book's ultimate quality.d and improve the book's ultimate quality.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1007/978-3-642-23774-4_20  +
Has author Ilaria Liccardi + , Olivier Chapuis + , Ching-Man Au Yeung + , Wendy Mackay +
Has extra keyword Wikibooks +
Has keyword Collaborative authoring + , Coordination mechanisms + , Text redundancy +
Has reference An empirical examination of wikipedia’s credibility + , Collaborative authoring on the web: a genre analysis of online encyclopedias + , Fatally flawed: refuting the recent study on encyclopedic accuracy by the journal nature + , Internet encyclopedia as go head to head + , Harnessing the wisdom of crowds in Wikipedia: quality through coordination + , He says, she says: conflict and coordination in Wikipedia + , The dynamics of open-source contributors + , Wikipedia as Participatory Journalism: Reliable Sources? Metrics for evaluating collaborative media as a news resource + , Wikipedians are born, not made: a study of power editors on Wikipedia + , The Cathedral and the Bazaar + , The challenges and successes of wikibookian experts and wikibook novices: classroom and community collaborative experiences + , Wikibook as college textbook: a case study of college students’ participation in writing, editing and using a wikibook as primary course textbook +
Has remote mirror http://hal.inria.fr/docs/00/62/62/96/PDF/INTERACT11-wb-avf.pdf  +
Has webcitation mirror 67ZQuKJOa  +
Isbn 978-3-642-23773-7  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 12  +
Pages 215-232  +
Published in INTERACT +
Title Redundancy and collaboration in Wikibooks +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2011 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 29 April 2012 13:10:09  +
Categories Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Conference papers  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 13 May 2012 21:58:19  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2011  +
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