Size Matters: Word Count as a Measure of Quality on Wikipedia

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Size Matters: Word Count as a Measure of Quality on Wikipedia
Authors
Joshua Evan Blumenstock
Publication date
2008
ISBN
978-160558085-2
DOI
10.1145/1367497.1367673
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Size Matters: Word Count as a Measure of Quality on Wikipedia - scientific work about Wikipedia quality published in 2008, written by Joshua Evan Blumenstock.

Overview

Wikipedia, "the free encyclopedia", now contains over two million English articles, and is widely regarded as a high-quality, authoritative encyclopedia. Some Wikipedia articles, however, are of questionable quality, and it is not always apparent to the visitor which articles are good and which are bad. Authors propose a simple metric - word count - for measuring article quality. In spite of its striking simplicity, authors show that this metric significantly outperforms the more complex methods described in related work.

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Blumenstock, Joshua Evan. (2008). "[[Size Matters: Word Count as a Measure of Quality on Wikipedia]]". Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence Volume 2, 2008, pp. 1132-1137. ISBN: 978-160558085-2. DOI: 10.1145/1367497.1367673.

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Blumenstock, Joshua Evan. (2008). &quot;<a href="https://wikipediaquality.com/wiki/Size_Matters:_Word_Count_as_a_Measure_of_Quality_on_Wikipedia">Size Matters: Word Count as a Measure of Quality on Wikipedia</a>&quot;. Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence Volume 2, 2008, pp. 1132-1137. ISBN: 978-160558085-2. DOI: 10.1145/1367497.1367673.