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Keep it simple: a companion for simple Wikipedia?
Abstract In this paper, we inquire about some of thIn this paper, we inquire about some of the ways in which the community around Simple Wikipedia - an offspring of Wikipedia, the notorious free online encyclopedia - manages the online collaborative production of reliable knowledge. We focus on how it keeps its collection of articles simple" and easy to read. We find that the labeling of pages as "unsimple" by core members of the community plays a significant but seemingly insufficient role. We suggest that the nature of this mode of decentralized knowledge production and the structure of Wiki-technology might call for the implementation of an editorial companion to the community.f an editorial companion to the community.
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Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Conclusion We believe that the management and maintenWe believe that the management and maintenance of collaborative knowledge production is soon to become a very important but difficult issue. The practice to identify pages that need to be attended seems to work although many pages go undetected, and while in some cases the tag that calls for attention is ignored or could even provoke an adverse reaction. However, on the positive side, we find that relatively simple metrics could go a relatively long way to help the community analyze and monitor the process of tagging. This suggests that it would be feasible to build appropriate bots, and perhaps a community companion as an editorial assistant for the management and maintenance of collections of this kind.d maintenance of collections of this kind.
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Doi 10.1080/13662710801970126 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Keep%2Bit%2Bsimple%3A%2Ba%2Bcompanion%2Bfor%2Bsimple%2BWikipedia%3F%22  +
Has author Matthijs den Besten + , Jean-Michel Dalle +
Has domain Education +
Has topic Readability and style + , Policies and governance + , Quality improvement processes +
Issue 2  +
Pages 169-178  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Industry and Innovation +
Research design Content analysis  +
Research questions In this paper, we inquire about some of thIn this paper, we inquire about some of the ways in which the community around Simple Wikipedia—an offspring of Wikipedia, the notorious free online encyclopedia—manages the online collaborative production of reliable knowledge. We focus on how it keeps its collection of articles “simple” and easy to read.ion of articles “simple” and easy to read.
Revid 10,842  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Keep it simple: a companion for simple Wikipedia?
Unit of analysis Article  +
Url http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13662710801970126  +
Volume 15  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language Simple English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  +
Year 2008  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:29:16  +
Categories Readability and style  + , Policies and governance  + , Quality improvement processes  + , Education  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:29:20  +
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