WikiWarMonitor

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WikiWarMonitor is a tool to measure edit warring.


Publications

Title Author(s) Keyword(s) Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Abstract
Dynamics of conflicts in Wikipedia Taha Yasseri
Róbert Sumi
András Rung
András Kornai
János Kertész
To appear in PLoS ONE English 2012 In this work we study the dynamical features of editorial wars in Wikipedia (WP). Based on our previously established algorithm, we build up samples of controversial and peaceful articles and analyze the temporal characteristics of the activity in these samples. On short time scales, we show that there is a clear correspondence between conflict and burstiness of activity patterns, and that memory effects play an important role in controversies. On long time scales, we identify three distinct developmental patterns for the overall behavior of the articles. We are able to distinguish cases eventually leading to consensus from those cases where a compromise is far from achievable. Finally, we analyze discussion networks and conclude that edit wars are mainly fought by few editors only.