I am doing a PhD on online civic participation project
(e-participation). Within my research, I have carried out a user
survey, where I asked how many people ever edited/created a page on a
Wiki. Now I would like to compare the results with the overall rate of
wiki editing/creation on country level.
I've found some country-level statistics on Wikipedia Statistics (e.g.
3,000 editors of Wikipedia articles in Italy) but data for UK and
France are not available since Wikipedia provides statistics by
languages, not by countries. I'm thus looking for statistics on UK and
France (but am also interested in alternative ways of measuring wiki
editing/creation in Sweden and Italy).
I would be grateful for any tips!
Sunny regards, Alina
European University Institute
I'm looking for data to conduit a academic inquiry.
More precisely, I would like to study examples of scientists who tried
to contribute to Wikipedia but quit and have spoken about it.
Are you aware of such feedbacks? I'm also interested by the Wikipedia
CSCW is a major venue for open collaboration research. Every year the conference features some of the best studies of collaborative systems (including wiki and Wikipedia research [1 -3]). If you are active in this space, please consider submitting a paper or poster, hosting a workshop or organizing a panel at the forthcoming conference in Vancouver. The call for participation with the relevant deadlines is below.
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See the individual calls at http://cscw.acm.org/2015/submit/ for more details.
The scope of CSCW spans socio-technical domains including work, home, education, healthcare, the arts, leisure, and entertainment. The conference seeks novel research results or new ways of thinking about, studying, or supporting shared activities in these and related areas:
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Thanks to Nemo for the answer. However, it does not help what I need. Let
me ask one more time. Can you name any tool/solution that will get all the
keywords in a wikipedia page? Or, can you please help me where I can get
the Wikipedia API that gets me all the keywords in a page?
Thanks for any help in advance.
On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 4:42 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki(a)gmail.com>wrote:
> Dr. Nick Lee, 24/03/2014 08:29:
> Does any of you have suggestions for a tool to use to collect keywords
>> in Wikipedia pages? Any suggestion will be very very very much
> Just a few days ago: <http://lists.wikimedia.org/
> pipermail/wiki-research-l/2014-March/003339.html>. Does it help?
> Wiki-research-l mailing list
The next issue of the Wikimedia Research Newsletter is due for publication on Wednesday 03/26. As usual we are looking for reviewers to contribute a short summary of the most recent publications:
If you wish to contribute, please chime in on the pad and add your name next to the item you wish to cover.
Highlights from this month's publications include:
• Telling Breaking News Stories from Wikipedia with Social Multimedia: A Case Study of the 2014 Winter Olympics
• No praise without effort: experimental evidence on how rewards affect Wikipedia's contributor community
• Computing Semantic Relatedness from Human Navigational Paths: A Case Study on Wikipedia:
• References that anyone can edit: review of Wikipedia citations in peer reviewed health science literature
• The [Wikipedia] world is not flat: On the organizational structure of online production communities
and many more.
Dario and Tilman
Greetings! I just joined the group. Sorry if this question is something
that is frequent and redundant.
I have been collecting keywords in Wikipedia pages to compute the
frequencies and to build the related ontology sets. I have been using a
tool called Condor but it was not really helpful because it limits the
number of keywords.
The question is this: Does any of you have suggestions for a tool to use to
collect keywords in Wikipedia pages? Any suggestion will be very very very
Is there any list of academic studies of Wikimedia projects sorted or
tagged by topic? In particular I'm interested in anything to do with
translation, but it is useful for other topics as well.
The best thing that I could think of now is going to
and searching the page for "translation".
Is there a more structured way?
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Beginning in 10 minutes :) public stream link:
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Date: 18 March 2014 20:42
Subject: [Wmfall] Next research & data showcase: tomorrow at 11.30
To: "wmfall(a)lists.wikimedia.org Staff" <wmfall(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
The next Research & Data
be live-streamed tomorrow at 11.30 PT (the streaming link will be posted on
the list a few minutes before the showcase starts. Those of you who are in
the SF office can join us in Yongle). This month's program is below, we
look forward to seeing you.
*Metrics standardization *(Dario)
In this talk I'll present the most recent updates on our work
on participation metrics and discuss the goals of the Editor Engagement
Vital Signs project.
*Wikipedia's rise and decline *(Aaron)
In Halfaker et al. (2013) we present data that show that several changes
the Wikipedia community made to manage quality and consistency in the face
of a massive growth in participation have ironically crippled the very
growth they were designed to manage. Specifically, the restrictiveness of
the encyclopedia's primary quality control mechanism and the algorithmic
tools used to reject contributions are implicated as key causes of
decreased newcomer retention.
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