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Biographical social networks on Wikipedia - a cross-cultural study of links that made history
Abstract It is arguable whether history is made by It is arguable whether history is made by great men and women or vice versa, but undoubtably social connections shape history. Analysing Wikipedia, a global collective memory place, we aim to understand how social links are recorded across cultures. Starting with the set of biographies in the English Wikipedia we focus on the networks of links between these biographical articles on the 15 largest language Wikipedias. We detect the most central characters in these networks and point out culture-related peculiarities. Furthermore, we reveal remarkable similarities between distinct groups of language Wikipedias and highlight the shared knowledge about connections between persons across cultures.nnections between persons across cultures.
Added by wikilit team No but verified  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Conclusion ...biographical connections are recorded differently in the distinct language versions of Wikipedia.
Conference location Linz, Austria +
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Google scholar url  +
Has author Pablo Aragón + , Andreas Kaltenbrunner + , David Laniado + , Yana Volkovich +
Has domain Computer science + , Information systems +
Has topic Other content topics +
Month August  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Conference paper  +
Published in WikiSym +
Publisher ACM +
Research design Content analysis  + , Mathematical modeling  + , Statistical analysis  +
Research questions How are social links recorded across cultures?
Revid 10,686  +
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Biographical Social Networks on Wikipedia - A cross-cultural study of links that made history
Unit of analysis Article  + , Language  +
Url  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language Multiple  +
Wikipedia page type Article  +
Year 2012  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 16 July 2012 08:06:20  +
Categories Other content topics  + , Computer science  + , Information systems  + , Publications with missing theories  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  + , Publications in arXiv  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:21:12  +
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