Research

  1. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, January 2018

    Automated Q&A from Wikipedia articles; Who succeeds in talk page discussions?
    With contributions by: Eddie891, Thomas Niebler, Barbara (WVS) and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  2. What galleries, libraries, archives, and museums can teach us about multimedia metadata on Wikimedia Commons

    Upcoming changes to Wikimedia Commons will make it easier to add, update, and find important information about individual files and entire collections. New research helps us understand what to improve, and why it matters.... Read more

  3. How we made that net neutrality clickstream diagram

    To illustrate our recent post on Wikipedia clickstream ‘rabbit holes,’ the Wikimedia Foundation’s Mikhail Popov used R code to create a net neutrality clickstream. An overview of core graph theory terms is provided, along with brief introductions to R packages igraph, ggplot2, and ggraph. While some familiarity with R is necessary, he includes a list of free resources for learnin... Read more

  4. New monthly dataset shows where people fall into Wikipedia rabbit holes

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Analytics team is releasing a monthly clickstream dataset. The dataset represents—in aggregate—how readers reach a Wikipedia article and navigate to the next. Previously published as a static release, this dataset is now available as a series of monthly data dumps for English, Russian, German, Spanish, and Japanese Wikipedias.... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, September 2017

    French medical articles have “high rate of veracity”; quality comparisons across languages; perceptions of credibility
    With contributions by: Nicolas Jullien, Leila Zia, Tilman Bayer and FULBERT... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, August 2017

    Who wrote this? New dataset on the provenance of Wikipedia text... Read more

  7. Foundation research project learns from Czech and Korean Wikipedia communities

    From May to July 2017, researchers conducted in-person interviews with 64 new and experienced editors in South Korea and the Czech Republic. The Czech and Korean Wikipedias were chosen to represent mid-sized wikis.... Read more

  8. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, July 2017

    Wikipedia articles vs. concepts; Wikipedia usage in Europe
    With contributions by: Thomas Niebler and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, June 2017

    Discussion summarization; Twitter bots tracking government edits; extracting trivia from Wikipedia
    With contributions by: Baha Mansurov and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  10. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, May 2017

    Wikipedia can increase local tourism by 9%; predicting article quality with deep learning; recent behavior predicts quality
    With contributions by: Marco Chemello, Federico Leva, Morten Warncke-Wang, and Tilman Bayer... Read more