[Wikipedia-l] Wikipedia v. Britannica

Lars Aronsson 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)
  Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se/

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