Research

  1. Find, Prioritize, and Recommend: An article recommendation system to fill knowledge gaps across Wikipedia

    Map by Markus Krötzsch, TU Dresden, public domain/CC0.

    Millions of articles are missing across Wikipedia’s language editions. Recommendation systems can help close these gaps.... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, March 2016

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    “Employing Wikipedia for good not evil” in education; using eyetracking to find out how readers read articles
    With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, February 2016

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    Wikipedia and paid labour; Swedish gender gap; how verifiable is “verifiable”?
    With contributions by: Nicolas Jullien, Piotr Konieczny, and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, January 2016

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    Bursty edits; how politics beat religion but then lost to sports; notability as a glass ceiling
    With contributions by: Brian Keegan, Piotr Konieczny, and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, December 2015

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    Teaching Wikipedia; Does advertising the gender gap help or hurt Wikipedia?
    With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Tilman Bayer and Max Klein... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, November 2015

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    Do Wikipedia citations mirror scholarly impact?; co-star networks in silent films
    With contributions by: Daniel Mietchen, Guillaume Paumier, Piotr Konieczny, and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  7. Artificial intelligence service gives Wikipedians ‘X-ray specs’ to see through bad edits

    Illustration by Mun May Tee-Galloway, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    When anyone can edit any page of one of the biggest websites in the world, how can you evaluate all those changes? A Wikimedia Foundation research scientist and a team of volunteers has developed an artificial intelligence service to handle some of the highest-volume crowdsourcing issues on the internet.... Read more

  8. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, October 2015

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    Student attitudes towards Wikipedia; Jesus, Napoleon and Obama top “Wikipedia social network”; featured article editing patterns in 12 languages
    With contributions by: Jonathan Morgan, Morten Warncke-Wang, Piotr Konieczny, and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, September 2015

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    Wiktionary special; newbies, conflict and tolerance; Is Wikipedia’s search function inferior?
    With contributions by: Federico Leva, Panda10, Piotr Konieczny, Trey Jones and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  10. Wikipedia’s very active editor numbers have stabilized—delve into the data with us

    Graph by Joe Sutherland, in the public domain.

    Very active editor numbers (>100 edits per month) since the English Wikipedia’s launch in 2001. The thick red line symbolises a five-month moving average. Graph by Joe Sutherland, in the public domain. The English Wikipedia’s population of very active editors—registered contributors with more than 100 edits per month—appears to have stabilized after a period of decline. We’... Read more