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Issues of cross-contextual information quality evaluation-the case of Arabic, English, and Korean Wikipedias
Abstract An initial exploration into the issue of iAn initial exploration into the issue of information quality evaluation across different cultural and community contexts based on data collected from the Arabic, English, and Korean Wikipedias showed that different Wikipedia communities may have different understandings of and models for quality. It also showed the feasibility of using some article edit-based metrics for automated quality measurement across different Wikipedia contexts. A model for measuring context similarity was developed and used to evaluate the relationship between similarities in sociocultural factors and the understanding of information quality by the three Wikipedia communities.uality by the three Wikipedia communities.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Conclusion Results of the study also contribute to a Results of the study also contribute to a better understanding of the problems of automatic IQ evaluation, IQ measurement reuse, and measurement of information context similarity. The study findings can benefit different classes of information providers, intermediaries and end-users (e.g. data managers, librarians, journalists) for whom information and metadata quality evaluation, maintenance, and quality based information selection are essential tasks. Results showed that different Wikipedia communities may have different models for quality. Results also showed the feasibility of using some of the article edit-based metrics in automatic measurement of IQ across different Wikipedia contexts. Future work may include defining information and community typespecific profiles consisting of IQ models, metric definitions (along with baseline and critical values), and adaptors for IQ context and measurement translation and aggregation. The study also developed a hierarchical model for context similarity measurement. The Hofstede cultural dimensions were used to represent the cultural level of the model. Future work may include extending the model by adding additional socio-economic indices (e.g. Human Development Index), and testing it with different samples of information systems. different samples of information systems.
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Doi 10.1016/j.lisr.2009.07.005 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Issues%2Bof%2Bcross-contextual%2Binformation%2Bquality%2Bevaluation-the%2Bcase%2Bof%2BArabic%2C%2BEnglish%2C%2Band%2BKorean%2BWikipedias%22  +
Has author Besiki Stvilia + , Abdullah Al-Faraj + , Yong Jeong Yi +
Has domain Information science +
Has topic Featured articles + , Cultural and linguistic effects on participation + , Societal antecedents of participation +
Issue 4  +
Month December  +
Pages 232-9  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Library & Information Science Research +
Research design Content analysis  + , Statistical analysis  +
Research questions 􀂃 What quality models are used by the Arab􀂃 What quality models are used by the Arabic, English and Korean Wikipedias? 􀂃 Is there a relationship between the quality models used by the Arabic, English and Korean Wikipedias? 􀂃 Are quality evaluations or measurements transferable from one Wikipedia to another? 􀂃 Do Wikipedia communities with more similar socio-cultural characteristics have more similar quality models?eristics have more similar quality models?
Revid 10,838  +
Theories The study was guided by activity theory (KThe study was guided by activity theory (Kuutti, 1991; Leontiev, 1978), and by the model of IQ change developed in an earlier study (Stvilia & Gasser, 2008; see Table 1). These theories suggested areas and levels of variability, as well as points of interaction within and across the different Wikipedias. To answer the research questions and test the hypotheses, a mixed set of methods was used, including descriptive and multivariate statistics, content analysis, and similarity measures from the fields of information retrieval (Salton & McGill, 1982) and information theory (Cover & Thomas, 1991). To quantify the similarities or differences among the three Wikipedias similarity metrics from information retrieval and information theory were used.etrieval and information theory were used.
Theory type Design and action  +
Title Issues of cross-contextual information quality evaluation-the case of Arabic, English, and Korean Wikipedias
Unit of analysis Article  + , Edit  + , User  +
Url http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2009.07.005  +
Volume 31  +
Wikipedia coverage Case  +
Wikipedia data extraction Dump  +
Wikipedia language Arabic  + , English  + , Korean  +
Wikipedia page type Article  + , User  +
Year 2009  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:29:15  +
Categories Featured articles  + , Cultural and linguistic effects on participation  + , Societal antecedents of participation  + , Information science  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:29:18  +
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