Using Big Data and Network Analysis to Understand Wikipedia Article Quality

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Using Big Data and Network Analysis to Understand Wikipedia Article Quality
Authors
Jun Liu
Sudha Ram
Publication date
2018
ISSN
0169023X
DOI
10.1016/j.datak.2018.02.004
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Using Big Data and Network Analysis to Understand Wikipedia Article Quality - scientific work about Wikipedia quality published in 2018, written by Jun Liu and Sudha Ram.

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The research reported in this paper focuses on the question of why Wikipedia articles are different in quality. Since these articles are developed in an open and social environment, our work investigates if the social capital of contributors plays a role in determining the quality of the articles. Authors focus on three major types of social capital with respect to teams of contributors working on Wikipedia articles: internal bonding, external bridging and functional diversity. Through a social network analysis of these articles based on a dataset extracted from its edit history, our research finds that all three types of social capital have a significant impact on their quality. In addition, authors found that internal bonding interacts positively with external bridging resulting in a multiplier effect on article quality. The findings of our research have implications for developing automated techniques for quality assessment of Wikipedia and also provide insights into improving quality of these articles.

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Liu, Jun; Ram, Sudha. (2018). "[[Using Big Data and Network Analysis to Understand Wikipedia Article Quality]]". Data and Knowledge Engineering Volume 115, May 2018, pp. 80-93. ISSN: 0169023X. DOI: 10.1016/j.datak.2018.02.004.

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Liu, Jun; Ram, Sudha. (2018). &quot;<a href="https://wikipediaquality.com/wiki/Using_Big_Data_and_Network_Analysis_to_Understand_Wikipedia_Article_Quality">Using Big Data and Network Analysis to Understand Wikipedia Article Quality</a>&quot;. Data and Knowledge Engineering Volume 115, May 2018, pp. 80-93. ISSN: 0169023X. DOI: 10.1016/j.datak.2018.02.004.