Research

Scientific multimedia files get a second life on Wikipedia

On Wikimedia projects, audio and video content has traditionally taken a backseat relative to text and static images (however, changes are underway). Conversely, more and more scholarly publications come with audio and video files, though these are — a legacy from the print era — typically relegated to the “supplementary…

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Join the inaugural Wiki Research Hackathon on November 9

The Wiki Research Hackathon coming to a place near you on November 9, 2013. Last summer at Wikimania in Hong Kong, the annual global Wikimedia conference, we (a group of Wikipedia researchers) discussed how we could make wiki research more impactful. In our work in academia and on Wikimedia projects,…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, September 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 9 • September 2013 [contribute] [archives] Automatic detection of “infiltrating” Wikipedia admins; Wiki, or ‘pedia? With contributions by: Brian Keegan, Piotr Konieczny, Aaron Halfaker, Jonathan Morgan and Tilman Bayer Contents 1 Wiki, or ‘pedia? The genre and values of Wikipedia compared with other encyclopedias 2 Identifying…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, August 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 8 • August 2013 [contribute] [archives] WikiSym 2013 retrospective With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Taha Yasseri, Brian Keegan, Dario Taraborelli, Tilman Bayer Contents 1 WikiSym 2013 1.1 Full papers 1.2 Keynote on applicable Wikipedia research 1.3 Other presentations 2 Collective memories in Wikipedia 3 Briefly 4…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, July 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 7 • July 2013 [contribute] [archives] Napoleon, Michael Jackson and Srebrenica across cultures, 90% of Wikipedia better than Britannica, WikiSym preview With contributions by: Taha Yasseri, Han-Teng Liao, Piotr Konieczny, Jonathan Morgan and Tilman Bayer Contents 1 Multilingual ranking analysis: Napoleon and Michael Jackson as Wikipedia’s…

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Researching collaboration for a better world: John T. Riedl (1962 – 2013)

Does it matter that women are mostly not editing the most important information resource in our world? Does it matter that one of the most important artifacts in human history tends to be written mostly by males? […] That seems to me really important, and the question for this community,…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, June 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 6 • June 2013 [contribute] [archives] Most controversial Wikipedia topics, automatic detection of sockpuppets With contributions by: Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Taha Yasseri and Tilman Bayer. Contents 1 “The most controversial topics in Wikipedia: a multilingual and geographical analysis” 2 Sockpuppet evidence from automated writing style analysis…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, May 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 5 • May 2013 [contribute] [archives] Motivations on the Persian Wikipedia; is science eight times more popular on the Spanish Wikipedia than the English Wikipedia? With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Aaron Halfaker, Taha Yasseri, Daniel Mietchen and Tilman Bayer. Contents 1 Motivations to contribute to the…

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Wikimédia France Research Award 2013: And the winner is…

(This is a guest post by Carol Ann O’Hare of the French Wikimedia chapter.) Wikimedia France is pleased to announce the first winner of the Wikimedia France Research Award: Can history be open source ? Wikipedia and the future of the past by Roy Rosenzweig, published in The Journal of American History…

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Wikimedia Research Newsletter, April 2013

Vol: 3 • Issue: 4 • April 2013 [contribute] [archives] Sentiment monitoring; Wikipedians and academics favor the same papers; UNESCO and systemic bias; How ideas flow on Wikiversity With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Oren Bochman, Taha Yasseri, Jonathan T. Morgan and Tilman Bayer Contents 1 Too good to be true?…

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