Cross-Language Wikipedia Editing of Okinawa, Japan

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Cross-Language Wikipedia Editing of Okinawa, Japan
Scott A. Hale
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Cross-Language Wikipedia Editing of Okinawa, Japan - scientific work related to Wikipedia quality published in 2015, written by Scott A. Hale.


This article analyzes users who edit Wikipedia articles about Okinawa, Japan, in English and Japanese. It finds these users are among the most active and dedicated users in their primary languages, where they make many large, high-quality edits. However, when these users edit in their non-primary languages, they tend to make edits of a different type that are overall smaller in size and more often restricted to the narrow set of articles that exist in both languages. Design changes to motivate wider contributions from users in their non-primary languages and to encourage multilingual users to transfer more information across language divides are presented.


Wikipedia Quality

Hale, Scott A.. (2015). "[[Cross-Language Wikipedia Editing of Okinawa, Japan]]".DOI: 10.1145/2702123.2702346.

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Hale, Scott A.. (2015). &quot;<a href=",_Japan">Cross-Language Wikipedia Editing of Okinawa, Japan</a>&quot;.DOI: 10.1145/2702123.2702346.