Awhile back I found an interesting lecture by Luca de Alfaro on YouTube
called How (Much) To Trust Wikipedia. It deals with methods of figuring
out whether to trust information within an article.
Another interesting work is "How Wikipedia Works"-- a book by Wikipedia
editors Phoebe, Charles Matthews, and the late Tlogmer. It has several
exciting stories, such as the one about a stub created by Jimbo that was
deleted within minutes.
On 2/18/2013 9:10 AM, Andrew Gray wrote:
A speculative question: what's the most novel, thought-provoking, or
otherwise interesting piece of research you've seen, either
a) using information from Wikipedia (ie extracted text), or
b) looking at Wikipedia itself as a subject?
I'm giving a talk next month which will cover research about/with WP
and other WM projects, and I'm curious to know what people think would
be most interesting as examples. I've a few, but the things I find
interesting are often unusual :-)