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On measuring the quality of Wikipedia articles

Gabriel De la Calzada, Alex Dekhtyar
2010 Proceedings of the 4th workshop on Information credibility - WICOW '10  
The approach is based on the idea that the quality of Wikipedia articles with distinctly different profiles needs to be measured using different information quality models.  ...  This paper discusses an approach to modeling and measuring information quality of Wikipedia articles.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank Franz Kurfess, Clark Turner, Kevin O'Gorman, Mark Hutchenreuther, and Kurt Voelker: Cal Poly professors who kindly allowed us to administer the experimental study  ... 
doi:10.1145/1772938.1772943 dblp:conf/www/CalzadaD10 fatcat:y2uv2mqzbrhsnnbfd2q2xboste

Measuring article quality in wikipedia

Meiqun Hu, Ee-Peng Lim, Aixin Sun, Hady Wirawan Lauw, Ba-Quy Vuong
2007 Proceedings of the sixteenth ACM conference on Conference on information and knowledge management - CIKM '07  
We conduct experiments on a set of well-labeled Wikipedia articles to evaluate the effectiveness of our quality measurement models in resembling human judgement.  ...  Our Basic model is designed based on the mutual dependency between article quality and their author authority. The PeerReview model introduces the review behavior into measuring article quality.  ...  Our objective is to develop quantitative measurement models to determine the quality of articles in Wikipedia with minimal human interpretation on the article content.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1321440.1321476 dblp:conf/cikm/HuLSLV07 fatcat:x3wxjmw5hzgmjliytem6ut4oy4

Measuring Article Quality in Wikipedia using the Collaboration Network

Baptiste de La Robertie, Yoann Pitarch, Olivier Teste
2015 Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining 2015 - ASONAM '15  
In this paper, we tackle the problem of automatically establishing the quality of Wikipedia articles.  ...  Due to the huge number of articles and the intensive edit rate, the manual evaluation of article content quality is inconceivable.  ...  Finally, because of the intensive edit rate of Wikipedia articles, adapting our model to a streaming environment would enable the quality calculation on the fly.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2808797.2808895 dblp:conf/asunam/RobertiePT15 fatcat:c7e6v3t5vzeejdf7gr3jpbljle

Issues of cross-contextual information quality evaluation—The case of Arabic, English, and Korean Wikipedias

Besiki Stvilia, Abdullah Al-Faraj, Yong Jeong Yi
2009 Library & Information Science Research  
It also showed the feasibility of using some article edit-based metrics for automated quality measurement across different Wikipedia contexts.  ...  An initial exploration into the issue of information quality evaluation across different cultural and community contexts based on data collected from the Arabic, English, and Korean Wikipedias showed that  ...  The study also developed a hierarchical model for context similarity measurement. The Hofstede cultural dimensions were used to represent the cultural level of the model.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2009.07.005 fatcat:whcpphu7rnbythfs33vvumm2tu

Analysing the Usage of Wikipedia on Twitter: Understanding Inter-Language Links

Eva Zangerle, Georg Schmidhammer, Gunther Specht
2016 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)  
Furthermore, we observe that the quality of the tweeted articles is constantly higher in comparison to their counterparts, suggesting that users choose the article of higher quality even when tweeting  ...  Therefore, we investigate causes for the usage of such inter-language links by comparing the tweeted article and its counterpart in the tweet's language (if there is any) in terms of article quality.  ...  We apply a set of 12 quality measures to the articles to be able to compare the quality of the article that was actually tweeted (e.g., Hawaiian_Islands on the English Wikipedia) and its counterpart in  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2016.243 dblp:conf/hicss/ZangerleSS16 fatcat:p27g25sxtrbxxoqtpc62zin3di

Quality assessment of Wikipedia and its sources [article]

Włodzimierz Lewoniewski
The crucial component, however, is assessment of article quality therefore we need to know how to define and extract different quality measures.  ...  In particular, we demonstrate some of the approaches for the reliability assessment of sources in Wikipedia articles.  ...  Normalized measures average (NMA): = 1 =1 where is a normalized measure and is the numer of measures. 11 Article quality score -synthetic quality measure = • (1 − 5% • ) Additionaly we need to take into  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.13406039.v1 fatcat:cmy53eyo6vevha23z2pcxvbbfq

Enrichment of Information in Multilingual Wikipedia Based on Quality Analysis [chapter]

Włodzimierz Lewoniewski
2017 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
Despite the fact that Wikipedia is one of the most popular sources of information in the world, it is often criticized for the poor quality of content.  ...  This study presents method for quality assessment of Wikipedia articles and information contained in their infoboxes.  ...  How to determine quality measures of a Wikipedia article? 2.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-69023-0_19 fatcat:avw4il3e3jeyjg6i5dhojpla4e

Quality assessment of Wikipedia and its sources [article]

Włodzimierz Lewoniewski
The crucial component, however, is assessment of article quality therefore we need to know how to define and extract different quality measures.  ...  In particular, we demonstrate some of the approaches for the reliability assessment of sources in Wikipedia articles.  ...  Measures for quality assessment of articles and infoboxes in multilingual Wikipedia.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.13406039.v2 fatcat:j4j4nbe7infcdm4lmafxksumsq

Multilingual Ranking of Wikipedia Articles with Quality and Popularity Assessment in Different Topics

Włodzimierz Lewoniewski, Krzysztof Węcel, Witold Abramowicz
2019 Computers  
On Wikipedia, articles about various topics can be created and edited independently in each language version. Therefore, the quality of information about the same topic depends on the language.  ...  The goal of this study is to show what topics are best represented in different language versions of Wikipedia using results of quality assessment for over 39 million articles in 55 languages.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/computers8030060 fatcat:zwjjdyhhkreanjstqcs7zaaw2e

Evaluating the Citations of Information Systems Journals in Wikipedia

Huijing Deng, Yi Liu
2017 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems  
Our preliminary findings show that the citations of papers published in IS journals by Wikipedia articles are few.  ...  These approaches assess the academic quality of journals and rank them accordingly. However, the quality of these journals beyond academia has not been investigated extensively.  ...  Giles (2005) finds the article quality of Wikipedia is comparable to those of Britannica on scientific topic. Wikipedia community actually has made a lot of efforts in quality assurance.  ... 
dblp:conf/pacis/DengL17 fatcat:q7cjwkg2kzan3jmhukx3kcd474

Assessing the Quality of Wikipedia Pages Using Edit Longevity and Contributor Centrality [article]

Xiangju Qin, Pádraig Cunningham
2013 arXiv   pre-print
The percentile visualization of the quality scores provides some insights about the anomalous articles, and can be used to help Wikipedia editors to identify Start and Stub articles that are of relatively  ...  In this paper we address the challenge of assessing the quality of Wikipedia pages using scores derived from edit contribution and contributor authoritativeness measures.  ...  We evaluate our quality measurement models on dataset that consists of 9290 history related articles from the WikiProject History.  ... 
arXiv:1206.2517v2 fatcat:hxibjlnkwzh5nohfhqoexnusj4

Discourse Connective - A Marker for Identifying Featured Articles in Biological Wikipedia

Sindhuja Gopalan, Paolo Rosso, Sobha Lalitha Devi
2016 Research in Computing Science  
As very few attempts have been carried out in the biology domain of English Wikipedia articles, we present our study to automatically measure the information quality in biological Wikipedia articles.  ...  Since there is an exponential growth of Wikipedia articles, the need to identify the featured Wikipedia articles has become indispensable so as to provide quality information to the users.  ...  The word count measure is a simple and effective measure of quality for Wikipedia articles [1] . It simply means the number of words in a document.  ... 
doi:10.13053/rcs-117-1-9 fatcat:oegnx3wlsnh47ajzzvycr5m644

Are Human-Input Seeds Good Enough for Entity Set Expansion? Seeds Rewriting by Leveraging Wikipedia Semantic Knowledge [chapter]

Zhenyu Qi, Kang Liu, Jun Zhao
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Moreover, to avoid the sparseness of the seed, we use web resources to measure its population. Then new seeds are generated to replace original, poor-quality seeds.  ...  In our method, we leverage Wikipedia as a semantic knowledge to measure semantic relatedness and ambiguity of each seed.  ...  This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61070106), the National Basic Research Program of China (No. 2012CB316300), the Strategic Priority Research Program of the  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35341-3_9 fatcat:u4vvbxin5jgt3bcr7sitbg3f3u

Assessing the quality of Wikipedia articles with lifecycle based metrics

Thomas Wöhner, Ralf Peters
2009 Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration - WikiSym '09  
The metrics are based on the lifecycles of low and high quality articles, which refer to the changes of the persistent and transient contributions throughout the entire life span.  ...  As a weakness of this openness for example the possibility of manipulation and vandalism cannot be ruled out, so that the quality of any given Wikipedia article is not guaranteed.  ...  The first group investigates the trustworthiness of the text of a Wikipedia article whereas the second one is involved in the assessment of the quality of the article as a whole.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1641309.1641333 dblp:conf/wikis/WohnerP09 fatcat:lcbauyomvfaqbczvvtimhz5obq

Quality Assessment of Wikipedia Articles without Feature Engineering

Quang Vinh Dang, Claudia-Lavinia Ignat
2016 Proceedings of the 16th ACM/IEEE-CS on Joint Conference on Digital Libraries - JCDL '16  
As Wikipedia became the largest human knowledge repository, quality measurement of its articles received a lot of attention during the last decade.  ...  Most research efforts focused on classification of Wikipedia articles quality by using a different feature set. However, so far, no "golden feature set" was proposed.  ...  Using a similar idea, [17] applied authors' h-index to measure the quality of articles on Wikipedia.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2910896.2910917 dblp:conf/jcdl/DangI16 fatcat:6curfl2yqzfv3hkqlrderksfu4
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