Thank you everyone! Grouplens folks, if you could send a link to your
work too, that would be awesome.
What I'm curious about: if we can give (within an order of magnitude,
say) an approximation of how many sources are cited within Wikipedia
-- then maybe broken out into references to printed works and
references to online-only, etc. What does our project look like viewed
as an ad-hoc catalog of scholarship? How does that compare to the
major databases? (It's going to be a tiny, tiny percentage of the
total scholarship in the world -- Pubmed has 21M records, Worldcat
around 246M -- but how tiny?) This may only be answerable if someone
creates a wikicite project :)
On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 7:52 AM, Paolo Massa <paolo(a)gnuband.org> wrote:
I know of this paper
"Scientific citations in Wikipedia" by Finn Årup Nielsen
First Monday, volume 12, number 8 (August 2007),
but, as the title says, it took into account only citations to
On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 7:31 PM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.wiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Has there been any research done into: the number of citations (e.g.
to books, journal articles, online sources, everything together) on
Wikipedia (any language, or all)? The distribution of citations over
different kinds or qualities of articles? # of uses of citation
templates? Anything like this?
I realize this is hard to count, averages are meaningless in this
context, and any number will no doubt be imprecise! But anything would
be helpful. I have vague memories of seeing some citation studies like
this but don't remember the details.
* I use this address for lists; send personal messages to phoebe.ayers
Wiki-research-l mailing list