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Size matters: word count as a measure of quality on Wikipedia
Abstract Wikipedia, "the free encyclopedia", now coWikipedia, "the free encyclopedia", now contains over two million English articles, and is widely regarded as a high-quality, authoritative encyclopedia. Some Wikipedia articles, however, are of questionable quality, and it is not always apparent to the visitor which articles are good and which are bad. We propose a simple metric -- word count -- for measuring article quality. In spite of its striking simplicity, we show that this metric significantly outperforms the more complex methods described in related work.complex methods described in related work.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Conclusion Blumenstock **** investigated multiple metBlumenstock **** investigated multiple metrics such as word count and character count to predict the quality of Wikipedia articles. To compare these metrics, Blumenstock used them to classify featured versus non-featured articles. Results showed that the word count is a good predictor of good quality articles.a good predictor of good quality articles.
Conference location Beijing, China +
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Doi 10.1145/1367497.1367673 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Size%2Bmatters%3A%2Bword%2Bcount%2Bas%2Ba%2Bmeasure%2Bof%2Bquality%2Bon%2BWikipedia%22  +
Has author Joshua E. Blumenstock +
Has domain Information systems +
Has topic Featured articles + , Computational estimation of trustworthiness +
Pages 1095--1096  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Conference paper  +
Published in International conference on World Wide Web +
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery +
Research design Statistical analysis  +
Research questions We propose a simple metric, word count, for measuring article quality. In spite of its striking simplicity, we show that this metric significantly outperforms the more complex methods described in related work.
Revid 10,944  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Size matters: word count as a measure of quality on Wikipedia
Unit of analysis Article  +
Url http://wwwconference.org/www2008/papers/pdf/p1095-jblumenstock.pdf  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Dump  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  +
Year 2008  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:30:10  +
Categories Featured articles  + , Computational estimation of trustworthiness  + , Information systems  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:31:22  +
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