[Foundation-l] Comparison of Wikipedia in Norsk (Bokmål) and Store Norske Leksikon

Ziko van Dijk zvandijk at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 1 11:34:42 UTC 2009

Thank you for the information, John, do you have a link I can refer to when
I quote that?
Kind regards

2009/6/1 John at Darkstar <vacuum at jeb.no>

> Sunday 31th of May the Norwegian newspaper VG (Verdens Gang) compared
> Wikipedia in Norsk (Bokmål) and Store Norske Leksikon. The latter
> encyclopedia is a large traditional paper lexicon transfered to a web
> portal, together with to other lexicons; one medical and health lexicon
> and one biographical lexicon. SNL has transfered from a closed licensing
> model to an open licensing model, and also open up for outside
> contributions.
> The roundup focused on five different areas; history, culture,
> entertainment, society and politics, and sport. The grades goes from 1
> to 6, with 6 as the best.
> History:                Wp 5 - SNL 5
> (Det norske arbeiderparti, Andre verdenskrig, Vikinger, Vikingtid)
> Culture:                Wp 4 - SNL 3
> (Edvard Munch, Henrik Ibsen, Leif Ove Andsnes, Hjalmar Borgström,
> Ungdommens kulturmønstring)
> Entertainment:          Wp 5 - SNL 2
> (Melodi Grand Prix, Harald Eia, Tone Damli Aaberget, Nytt på nytt,
> Alexander Rybak, Idol, Wenche Foss, Sivert Høyem)
> Society and politics:   Wp 5 - SNL 3
> (Kristin Halvorsen, AUF-skandalen, Rødt, Saera Khan)
> Sport:                  Wp 5 - SNL 3
> (Marit Breivik, Tore André Flo, Tore Reginiussen, Kjetil André Aamodt,
> Fotball-VM
> The comparison seems to have a slight bias because there are two much
> articles about persons and events fairly close to present time.
> Wikipedia is much better on that kind of articles compared to more
> classical lexicon articles, where it can be assumed that SNL would be
> somewhat better.
> John
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