# Analysis of the Wikipedia Network of Mathematicians

Authors | Bingsheng Chen Zhengyu Lin Tim S. Evans |
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Publication date | 2019 |

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**Analysis of the Wikipedia Network of Mathematicians** - scientific work about Wikipedia quality published in 2019, written by Bingsheng Chen, Zhengyu Lin and Tim S. Evans.

## Overview

Authors look at the network of mathematicians defined by the hyperlinks between their biographies on Wikipedia. Authors show how to extract this information using three snapshots of the Wikipedia data, taken in 2013, 2017 and 2018. Authors illustrate how such Wikipedia data can be used by performing a centrality analysis. These measures show that Hilbert and Newton are the most important mathematicians. Authors use example to illustrate the strengths and weakness of centrality measures and to show how to provide estimates of the robustness of centrality measurements. In part, authors do this by comparison to results from two other sources: an earlier study of biographies on the MacTutor website and a small informal survey of the opinion of mathematics and physics students at Imperial College London.

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### Wikipedia Quality

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Chen, Bingsheng; Lin, Zhengyu; Evans, Tim S.. (2019). "[[Analysis of the Wikipedia Network of Mathematicians]]". arXiv:1902.07622.
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### English Wikipedia

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Chen, Bingsheng; Lin, Zhengyu; Evans, Tim S.. (2019). "<a href="https://wikipediaquality.com/wiki/Analysis_of_the_Wikipedia_Network_of_Mathematicians">Analysis of the Wikipedia Network of Mathematicians</a>". arXiv:1902.07622.
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