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Size matters: Word count as a measure of quality on Wikipedia
Abstract Wikipedia, "the free encyclopedia", now coWikipedia, "the free encyclopedia", now contains over two million English articles, and is widely regarded as a high-quality, authoritative encyclopedia. Some Wikipedia articles, however, are of questionable quality, and it is not always apparent to the visitor which articles are good and which are bad. We propose a simple metric - word count - for measuring article quality. In spite of its striking simplicity, we show that this metric significantly outperforms the more complex methods described in related work.complex methods described in related work.
Abstractsub Wikipedia, "the free encyclopedia", now coWikipedia, "the free encyclopedia", now contains over two million English articles, and is widely regarded as a high-quality, authoritative encyclopedia. Some Wikipedia articles, however, are of questionable quality, and it is not always apparent to the visitor which articles are good and which are bad. We propose a simple metric - word count - for measuring article quality. In spite of its striking simplicity, we show that this metric significantly outperforms the more complex methods described in related work.complex methods described in related work.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1145/1367497.1367673  +
Has author Blumenstock J.E. +
Has extra keyword Complex methods + , Information quality + , Wikipedia + , Word count + , Internet + , World Wide Web +
Has keyword Information quality + , Wikipedia + , Word count +
Isbn 9781605580852  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 3  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 1095–1096  +
Published in Proceeding of the 17th International Conference on World Wide Web 2008, WWW'08 +
Title Size matters: Word count as a measure of quality on Wikipedia +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2008 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 07:47:26  +
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DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2008  +
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