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Measuring Article Quality in Wikipedia: Models and Evaluation

Summary: Measuring Article Quality in Wikipedia:
Models and Evaluation
Meiqun Hu, Ee-Peng Lim, Aixin Sun, Hady W. Lauw and Ba-Quy Vuong
Centre for Advanced Information Systems
School of Computer Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore 639798
Wikipedia has grown to be the world largest and busiest free
encyclopedia, in which articles are collaboratively written
and maintained by volunteers online. Despite its success as
a means of knowledge sharing and collaboration, the public
has never stopped criticizing the quality of Wikipedia arti-
cles edited by non-experts and inexperienced contributors.
In this paper, we investigate the problem of assessing the
quality of articles in collaborative authoring of Wikipedia.
We propose three article quality measurement models that
make use of the interaction data between articles and their
contributors derived from the article edit history. Our Basic


Source: Aixin, Sun - School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences