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== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
 
Wikipedia supports its users to reach a wide variety of goals: looking up facts, researching a topic, making an edit or simply browsing to pass time. Some of these goals, such as the lookup of facts, can be effectively supported by search functions. However, for other use cases such as researching an unfamiliar topic, users need to rely on the links to connect articles. In this paper, authors investigate the state of navigability in the article networks of eight [[language versions]] of [[Wikipedia]]. Authors find that, when taking all links of articles into account, all language versions enable mutual reachability for almost all articles. However, previous research has shown that visitors of Wikipedia focus most of their attention on the areas located close to the top. Authors therefore investigate different restricted navigational views that users could have when looking at articles. Authors find that restricting the view of articles strongly limits the navigability of the resulting networks and impedes navigation. Based on this analysis authors then propose a link recommendation method to augment the link network to improve navigability in the network. Authors approach selects links from a less restricted view of the article and proposes to move these links into more visible sections. The recommended links are therefore relevant for the article. Authors results are relevant for researchers interested in the navigability of Wikipedia and open up new avenues for link recommendations in Wikipedia editing.
 
Wikipedia supports its users to reach a wide variety of goals: looking up facts, researching a topic, making an edit or simply browsing to pass time. Some of these goals, such as the lookup of facts, can be effectively supported by search functions. However, for other use cases such as researching an unfamiliar topic, users need to rely on the links to connect articles. In this paper, authors investigate the state of navigability in the article networks of eight [[language versions]] of [[Wikipedia]]. Authors find that, when taking all links of articles into account, all language versions enable mutual reachability for almost all articles. However, previous research has shown that visitors of Wikipedia focus most of their attention on the areas located close to the top. Authors therefore investigate different restricted navigational views that users could have when looking at articles. Authors find that restricting the view of articles strongly limits the navigability of the resulting networks and impedes navigation. Based on this analysis authors then propose a link recommendation method to augment the link network to improve navigability in the network. Authors approach selects links from a less restricted view of the article and proposes to move these links into more visible sections. The recommended links are therefore relevant for the article. Authors results are relevant for researchers interested in the navigability of Wikipedia and open up new avenues for link recommendations in Wikipedia editing.
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Latest revision as of 08:36, 11 February 2020


Evaluating and Improving Navigability of Wikipedia: a Comparative Study of Eight Language Editions
Authors
Daniel Lamprecht
Dimitar Dimitrov
Denis Helic
Markus Strohmaier
Publication date
2016
DOI
10.1145/2957792.2957813
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Evaluating and Improving Navigability of Wikipedia: a Comparative Study of Eight Language Editions - scientific work related to Wikipedia quality published in 2016, written by Daniel Lamprecht, Dimitar Dimitrov, Denis Helic and Markus Strohmaier.

Overview

Wikipedia supports its users to reach a wide variety of goals: looking up facts, researching a topic, making an edit or simply browsing to pass time. Some of these goals, such as the lookup of facts, can be effectively supported by search functions. However, for other use cases such as researching an unfamiliar topic, users need to rely on the links to connect articles. In this paper, authors investigate the state of navigability in the article networks of eight language versions of Wikipedia. Authors find that, when taking all links of articles into account, all language versions enable mutual reachability for almost all articles. However, previous research has shown that visitors of Wikipedia focus most of their attention on the areas located close to the top. Authors therefore investigate different restricted navigational views that users could have when looking at articles. Authors find that restricting the view of articles strongly limits the navigability of the resulting networks and impedes navigation. Based on this analysis authors then propose a link recommendation method to augment the link network to improve navigability in the network. Authors approach selects links from a less restricted view of the article and proposes to move these links into more visible sections. The recommended links are therefore relevant for the article. Authors results are relevant for researchers interested in the navigability of Wikipedia and open up new avenues for link recommendations in Wikipedia editing.

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Wikipedia Quality

Lamprecht, Daniel; Dimitrov, Dimitar; Helic, Denis; Strohmaier, Markus. (2016). "[[Evaluating and Improving Navigability of Wikipedia: a Comparative Study of Eight Language Editions]]".DOI: 10.1145/2957792.2957813.

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{{cite journal |last1=Lamprecht |first1=Daniel |last2=Dimitrov |first2=Dimitar |last3=Helic |first3=Denis |last4=Strohmaier |first4=Markus |title=Evaluating and Improving Navigability of Wikipedia: a Comparative Study of Eight Language Editions |date=2016 |doi=10.1145/2957792.2957813 |url=https://wikipediaquality.com/wiki/Evaluating_and_Improving_Navigability_of_Wikipedia:_a_Comparative_Study_of_Eight_Language_Editions}}

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Lamprecht, Daniel; Dimitrov, Dimitar; Helic, Denis; Strohmaier, Markus. (2016). &quot;<a href="https://wikipediaquality.com/wiki/Evaluating_and_Improving_Navigability_of_Wikipedia:_a_Comparative_Study_of_Eight_Language_Editions">Evaluating and Improving Navigability of Wikipedia: a Comparative Study of Eight Language Editions</a>&quot;.DOI: 10.1145/2957792.2957813.