[Wikipedia-l] Wikipedia v. Britannica
lars at aronsson.se
Tue Aug 19 00:33:37 UTC 2003
Richard Grevers wrote:
> But aren't a third of those 1500-byte+ articles the machine-generated ones
> on US small towns?
You must stop feeling guilty for this. Those are good articles, a lot
better than many initial Wikipedia articles. Just assume that any
commercial encyclopedia contains machine-generated articles too.
The real difference is that they don't contain so detailed information
on every little place-name. They are more focused on "relevant"
topics (how ever you define that) and have left out the irrelevant.
Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
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