A Breakdown of Quality Flaws in Wikipedia

From Wikipedia Quality
Jump to: navigation, search
A Breakdown of Quality Flaws in Wikipedia
Authors
Maik Anderka
Benno Maria Stein
Publication date
2012
ISBN
978-145031237-0
DOI
10.1145/2184305.2184309
Links
Original Preprint

A Breakdown of Quality Flaws in Wikipedia - scientific work about Wikipedia quality published in 2012, written by Maik Anderka and Benno Maria Stein.

Overview

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is a successful example of the increasing popularity of user generated content on the Web. Despite its success, Wikipedia is often criticized for containing low-quality information, which is mainly attributed to its core policy of being open for editing by everyone. The identification of low-quality information is an important task since Wikipedia has become the primary source of knowledge for a huge number of people around the world. Previous research on quality assessment in Wikipedia either investigates only small samples of articles, or else focuses on single quality aspects, like accuracy or formality. This paper targets the investigation of quality flaws, and presents the first complete breakdown of Wikipedia's quality flaw structure. Authors conduct an extensive exploratory analysis, which reveals (1) the quality flaws that actually exist, (2) the distribution of flaws in Wikipedia, and (3) the extent of flawed content. An important finding is that more than one in four English Wikipedia articles contains at least one quality flaw, 70% of which concern article verifiability.

Distribution over the topics was created based on category system. "Category:Articles" was as a starting point for browsing categories that contain only articles. Authors used the 24 direct subcategories of "Category:Main topic classifications" as top-level-topics.

Embed

Wikipedia Quality

Anderka, Maik; Stein, Benno Maria. (2012). "[[A Breakdown of Quality Flaws in Wikipedia]]". ACM International Conference Proceeding Series 2012, pp. 11-18. ISBN: 978-145031237-0. DOI: 10.1145/2184305.2184309.

English Wikipedia

{{cite journal |last1=Anderka |first1=Maik |last2=Stein |first2=Benno Maria |title=A Breakdown of Quality Flaws in Wikipedia |date=2012 |isbn=978-145031237-0 |doi=10.1145/2184305.2184309 |url=https://wikipediaquality.com/wiki/A_Breakdown_of_Quality_Flaws_in_Wikipedia |journal=ACM International Conference Proceeding Series 2012, pp. 11-18}}

HTML

Anderka, Maik; Stein, Benno Maria. (2012). &quot;<a href="https://wikipediaquality.com/wiki/A_Breakdown_of_Quality_Flaws_in_Wikipedia">A Breakdown of Quality Flaws in Wikipedia</a>&quot;. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series 2012, pp. 11-18. ISBN: 978-145031237-0. DOI: 10.1145/2184305.2184309.