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| title = Linguistic Neighbourhoods: Explaining Cultural Borders on Wikipedia Through Multilingual Co-Editing Activity
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| date = 2016
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| authors = [[Anna Samoilenko]]<br />[[Anna Samoilenko]]<br />[[Fariba Karimi]]<br />[[Daniel Edler]]<br />[[Jérôme Kunegis]]<br />[[Markus Strohmaier]]<br />[[Markus Strohmaier]]
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| doi = 10.1140/epjds/s13688-016-0070-8
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| link = https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1140%2Fepjds%2Fs13688-016-0070-8.pdf
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'''Linguistic Neighbourhoods: Explaining Cultural Borders on Wikipedia Through Multilingual Co-Editing Activity''' - scientific work related to [[Wikipedia quality]] published in 2016, written by [[Anna Samoilenko]], [[Anna Samoilenko]], [[Fariba Karimi]], [[Daniel Edler]], [[Jérôme Kunegis]], [[Markus Strohmaier]] and [[Markus Strohmaier]].
 
'''Linguistic Neighbourhoods: Explaining Cultural Borders on Wikipedia Through Multilingual Co-Editing Activity''' - scientific work related to [[Wikipedia quality]] published in 2016, written by [[Anna Samoilenko]], [[Anna Samoilenko]], [[Fariba Karimi]], [[Daniel Edler]], [[Jérôme Kunegis]], [[Markus Strohmaier]] and [[Markus Strohmaier]].
  
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
 
In this paper, authors study the network of global interconnections between language communities, based on shared co-editing interests of [[Wikipedia editors]], and show that although English is discussed as a potential lingua franca of the digital space, its domination disappears in the network of co-editing similarities, and instead local connections come to the forefront. Out of the hypotheses authors explored, bilingualism, linguistic similarity of languages, and shared religion provide the best explanations for the similarity of interests between cultural communities. Population attraction and geographical proximity are also significant, but much weaker factors bringing communities together. In addition, authors present an approach that allows for extracting significant cultural borders from editing activity of [[Wikipedia]] users, and comparing a set of hypotheses about the social mechanisms generating these borders. Authors study sheds light on how culture is reflected in the collective process of archiving knowledge on Wikipedia, and demonstrates that [[cross-lingual]] interconnections on Wikipedia are not dominated by one powerful language. Authors findings also raise some important policy questions for the [[Wikimedia Foundation]].
 
In this paper, authors study the network of global interconnections between language communities, based on shared co-editing interests of [[Wikipedia editors]], and show that although English is discussed as a potential lingua franca of the digital space, its domination disappears in the network of co-editing similarities, and instead local connections come to the forefront. Out of the hypotheses authors explored, bilingualism, linguistic similarity of languages, and shared religion provide the best explanations for the similarity of interests between cultural communities. Population attraction and geographical proximity are also significant, but much weaker factors bringing communities together. In addition, authors present an approach that allows for extracting significant cultural borders from editing activity of [[Wikipedia]] users, and comparing a set of hypotheses about the social mechanisms generating these borders. Authors study sheds light on how culture is reflected in the collective process of archiving knowledge on Wikipedia, and demonstrates that [[cross-lingual]] interconnections on Wikipedia are not dominated by one powerful language. Authors findings also raise some important policy questions for the [[Wikimedia Foundation]].

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Linguistic Neighbourhoods: Explaining Cultural Borders on Wikipedia Through Multilingual Co-Editing Activity
Authors
Anna Samoilenko
Anna Samoilenko
Fariba Karimi
Daniel Edler
Jérôme Kunegis
Markus Strohmaier
Markus Strohmaier
Publication date
2016
DOI
10.1140/epjds/s13688-016-0070-8
Links
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Linguistic Neighbourhoods: Explaining Cultural Borders on Wikipedia Through Multilingual Co-Editing Activity - scientific work related to Wikipedia quality published in 2016, written by Anna Samoilenko, Anna Samoilenko, Fariba Karimi, Daniel Edler, Jérôme Kunegis, Markus Strohmaier and Markus Strohmaier.

Overview

In this paper, authors study the network of global interconnections between language communities, based on shared co-editing interests of Wikipedia editors, and show that although English is discussed as a potential lingua franca of the digital space, its domination disappears in the network of co-editing similarities, and instead local connections come to the forefront. Out of the hypotheses authors explored, bilingualism, linguistic similarity of languages, and shared religion provide the best explanations for the similarity of interests between cultural communities. Population attraction and geographical proximity are also significant, but much weaker factors bringing communities together. In addition, authors present an approach that allows for extracting significant cultural borders from editing activity of Wikipedia users, and comparing a set of hypotheses about the social mechanisms generating these borders. Authors study sheds light on how culture is reflected in the collective process of archiving knowledge on Wikipedia, and demonstrates that cross-lingual interconnections on Wikipedia are not dominated by one powerful language. Authors findings also raise some important policy questions for the Wikimedia Foundation.