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EVOLUTION OF WIKIPEDIA'S CATEGORY STRUCTURE

KRZYSZTOF SUCHECKI, ALKIM ALMILA AKDAG SALAH, CHENG GAO, ANDREA SCHARNHORST
2012 Advances in Complex Systems  
We investigate the evolution of the category structure of the English Wikipedia from its birth in 2004 to 2008.  ...  We take Wikipedia as a proxy for knowledge in general and its category system as an aspect of the structure of this knowledge.  ...  The data processing has been performed in collaboration with BigGrid-NL, based on a grant of NWO (project "Emergence of category systems in knowledge spaces -the WIKI case").  ... 
doi:10.1142/s0219525912500683 fatcat:rultkordfrhglinsyr2vqhj6my

Evolution of Wikipedia's Category Structure [article]

Krzysztof Suchecki, Alkim Almila Akdag Salah, Cheng Gao, Andrea Scharnhorst
2012 arXiv   pre-print
We investigate the evolution of the category structure of the English Wikipedia from its birth in 2004 to 2008.  ...  We take Wikipedia as a proxy for knowledge in general and its category system as an aspect of the structure of this knowledge.  ...  The data processing has been performed in collaboration with BigGrid-NL, based on a grant of NWO (project "Emergence of category systems in knowledge spaces -the WIKI case").  ... 
arXiv:1203.0788v1 fatcat:tjurel7eo5ddnejkf34qh2e6xa

Semantic Wikipedia - Checking the Premises

Rainer Hammwöhner
2007 Conference on Social Semantic Web  
Enhancing Wikipedia by means of semantic representations seems to be a promising issue. From a formal or technical point of view there are no major obstacles in the way.  ...  Nevertheless, a close look at Wikipedia, its structure and contents reveals that some questions have to be answered in advance.  ...  Cyclic structures conform to Wikipedia's rule set [Wi07a], but not to ISO 2788 since the resulting structure is no hierarchy.  ... 
dblp:conf/cssw/Hammwohner07 fatcat:ej3224sp55c5xmnps4ye57uu4a

Lifecycle-Based Evolution Of Features In Collaborative Open Production Communities: The Case Of Wikipedia

Pujan Ziaie, Medin Imamovic
2013 European Conference on Information Systems  
What is of great importance in production communities is the prioritization and evolution of features with regards to the community lifecycle.  ...  In the last decade, collaborative open production communities have provided an effective platform for geographically dispersed users to collaborate and generate content in a well-structured and consistent  ...  We discussed the gradual evolution of Wikipedia's policies and userdriven or content-oriented introduction of new features.  ... 
dblp:conf/ecis/ZiaieI13 fatcat:crqhyqjig5g4lhgh22gfdmc3pe

Functional Roles and Career Paths in Wikipedia

Ofer Arazy, Felipe Ortega, Oded Nov, Lisa Yeo, Adam Balila
2015 Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing - CSCW '15  
Recent studies have established that the organizational structure of such communities is not flat; rather, participants can take on a variety of well-defined functional roles.  ...  In contrast, in this paper we empirically study the nature and structure of functional roles within Wikipedia, seeking to validate existing theoretical frameworks.  ...  A second contribution this study makes is in delineating the evolution of Wikipedia's organizational structure.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2675133.2675257 dblp:conf/cscw/ArazyONYB15 fatcat:3eyyepnawfhypdzfruh3ve22yi

Excavating the mother lode of human-generated text: A systematic review of research that uses the wikipedia corpus

Mohamad Mehdi, Chitu Okoli, Mostafa Mesgari, Finn Årup Nielsen, Arto Lanamäki
2017 Information Processing & Management  
Researchers have examined Wikipedia's evolution over the years in terms of content and community.  ...  [19] the development and evolution of genre in Wikipedia for the purpose of retrieving structured texts.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2016.07.003 fatcat:qgjeatizfzbyjkbo4rsuxea76y

Auditing Wikipedia's Hyperlinks Network on Polarizing Topics [article]

Cristina Menghini and Aris Anagnostopoulos and Eli Upfal
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Taken together, those findings return a new and intriguing picture of Wikipedia's network structural influence on polarizing issues' exploration.  ...  Moreover, on average, the probability that the networks nudge users to remain in a knowledge bubble is up to an order of magnitude higher than that of exploring pages of contrasting subjects.  ...  Particularly, only the 23.6% and 33.5% of traffic to evolution and racism is generated by the internal Wikipedia's E E E E Ex x x x xt t t t te e e e er r r r rn n n n na a a a al l l l l I I I I In n  ... 
arXiv:2007.08197v4 fatcat:kwirzk77sjc7vbtlosa6d4ot3y

Collaboratively built semi-structured content and Artificial Intelligence: The story so far

Eduard Hovy, Roberto Navigli, Simone Paolo Ponzetto
2013 Artificial Intelligence  
Acknowledgements The last two authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the ERC Starting Grant MultiJEDI No. 259234.  ...  Special thanks go to Jim McManus and all reviewers who contributed valuable feedback and ensured the papers contained in this special issue were of the highest quality.  ...  An alternative to using a structured representation such as Wikipedia's category network is offered by distributional methods [208, 197] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.artint.2012.10.002 fatcat:mwk5o254urb2dejsh7c224uu3q

The Evolution of Wikipedia's Norm Network

Bradi Heaberlin, Simon DeDeo
2016 Future Internet  
Taken together, these results suggest that the evolution of Wikipedia's norm network is akin to bureaucratic systems that predate the information age.  ...  Despite Wikipedia's reputation for ad hoc governance, we find that its normative evolution is highly conservative.  ...  Our findings are consistent with the "iron law" of oligarchy in peer-production systems; they also complement accounts of gradual decentralization in Wikipedia's governance structure.  ... 
doi:10.3390/fi8020014 fatcat:r6scn4i4evcjtliqbyp3s46bsy

Adhocratic Governance in the Internet Age: A Case of Wikipedia

Piotr Konieczny
2010 Journal of Information Technology & Politics  
To date, however, little study has been done of Wikipedia's governance. There is substantial confusion about its decision-making structure.  ...  It is the purpose of this paper to go beyond the earlier simplistic descriptions of Wikipedia's governance --to advance the study of online governance, and of organizations more generally.  ...  numbers of entries from pop-culture categories such as video games.  ... 
doi:10.1080/19331681.2010.489408 fatcat:myf3xiuj5fbq7hsqme7h3q4wyu

"The sum of all human knowledge": A systematic review of scholarly research on the content of Wikipedia

Mostafa Mesgari, Chitu Okoli, Mohamad Mehdi, Finn Årup Nielsen, Arto Lanamäki
2014 Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology  
However, due to the variety of the fields inquiring about Wikipedia and the limited synthesis of the extensive research, there is little consensus on many aspects of Wikipedia's content as an encyclopedic  ...  collection of human knowledge.  ...  We thank Weiwei Zhang for her assistance in verifying the accuracy of research details of the WikiLit studies.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.23172 fatcat:w6mdlg42ovehbaees6ptaiit2m

Evolution of Wikipedia's medical content: past, present and future

Thomas Shafee, Gwinyai Masukume, Lisa Kipersztok, Diptanshu Das, Mikael Häggström, James Heilman
2017 Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health  
The remaining Essay Evolution of Wikipedia's medical content: past, present and future Thomas Shafee, 1 Gwinyai Masukume, 2,3,4 Lisa Kipersztok, 5 Diptanshu Das, 6, 7, 8, 9 Mikael Häggström, 10  ...  Nevertheless, Wikipedia's medical content and community still face significant challenges, and a socioecological model is used to structure specific recommendations.  ... 
doi:10.1136/jech-2016-208601 pmid:28847845 pmcid:PMC5847101 fatcat:s4mtl3g5w5d4hpkr7rmwvg34ei

Web 2.0 according to Wikipedia: Capturing an organizing vision

Arnaud Gorgeon, E. Burton Swanson
2011 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
Too, they further our understanding of Wikipedia as an encyclopedia, providing novel insights into its community of contributors and their editing activities, as well as the dynamics of article construction  ...  From the perspective of the present study, Web 2.0 may indeed be a buzzword, but more substantially it is also an example of an organizing vision that drives a community's discourse about certain new IT  ...  Spinellis and Louridas (2008) conclude that it largely is, finding from an analysis of Wikipedia's network structure among linked articles, that Wikipedia's growth is scale-free, much like that of the  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.21612 fatcat:q3k4tgwrkzhgrml6tbior37ntq

A breakdown of quality flaws in Wikipedia

Maik Anderka, Benno Stein
2012 Proceedings of the 2nd Joint WICOW/AIRWeb Workshop on Web Quality - WebQuality '12  
This paper targets the investigation of quality flaws, and presents the first complete breakdown of Wikipedia's quality flaw structure.  ...  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.  ...  Our current research also targets the evolution of quality flaws in Wikipedia and the investigation of flawed content over time. APPENDIX A.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2184305.2184309 fatcat:bgibarcufvdavhxktzxw5othku

A general method for estimating the prevalence of influenza-like-symptoms with Wikipedia data

Giovanni De Toni, Cristian Consonni, Alberto Montresor, Luis M. Rocha
2021 PLoS ONE  
In this study, we show the feasibility of exploiting machine learning models and information about Wikipedia's page views of a selected group of articles to obtain accurate estimates of influenza-like  ...  Influenza is an acute respiratory seasonal disease that affects millions of people worldwide and causes thousands of deaths in Europe alone.  ...  Wikipedia's categories The first method consists of determining a series of Wikipedia's categories related to the medical sector to extract lists of articles.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0256858 pmid:34464416 pmcid:PMC8407583 fatcat:ry2jyywm7zgtjktf2w7fk2ik3a
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